Bus Accident Personal Injury Claim Tops $250 Million
Fifteen passengers who were aboard the charter bus hit by a freight train on March 7, 2017 in Biloxi, Mississippi have filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit. The cases were filed in Harris County state court, in Houston, Texas. The bus in question was traveling from one Mississippi casino to another Mississippi casino when it became stuck at a steep grade crossing on tracks owned and maintained by CSX Corporation. See story HERE.
The 20 plus ton charter bus was pushed more than 200 feet. Four were killed in the crash, and more than forty were injured. At least seventeen accidents had occurred previously at the crossing, including at least two accidents within the last two years where large vehicles were stuck on the tracks while trying to cross. The charter bus, which originated in Austin, Texas, was operated by Texas-based Echo Transportation. Echo Transportation is part of the TBL Group, based in Houston, Texas. The trip was organized by Diamond Tours, Inc.
The named Defendants in the cases are: Echo Transportation, Inc., Diamond Tours, Inc., TBL Group, Inc., CSX Transportation, Inc., and ABC Companies. The lead case is: Hall v. Echo Transportation, Inc., et al.; Cause No. 2017-17413; In the 151st District Court, Harris County, Texas.
Bus and truck accidents cause many personal injuries due to their size and frequent use. As you can see from this report, there are often many party defendants involved.
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