Posted on July 24th, 2013
A night that started with fun ended with tragedy when a Kansas woman was killed while on a party bus that was operating illegally. Jamie Frecks plummeted from a Midnight Express party bus while attending a bachelorette party and was killed.
The bus, which had been operating for two years, lacked proper registration. Had the vehicle been registered with a proper U.S. Department of Transportation number, required safety inspections would have been completed. Those inspections, would have revealed, a faulty “door ajar” warning system.
Bus accidents happen more frequently than they should and the large weight and size can cause catastrophic accidents. Bus drivers have a huge responsibility of safety for their passengers. When a bus driver fails to meet their obligations, the driver and/or the company can be held responsible.
Negligent and reckless driving is the leading cause of bus accidents. Many drivers aren’t even qualified to be driving a bus in the first place. The most common instances of reckless driving include:
If you have been injured on a Wichita bus, you could receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs. Contact an experienced bus accident attorney for legal advice.
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