The medical condition of any commercial driver operating a truck or bus is a significant factor when considering the safety of that truck or bus. Over this past weekend, there was a terrible bus accident near Willow Beach, Arizona, near the Grand Canyon, that left one person dead and dozens other injured. According to initial news reports, it appears as though the driver suffered a significant medical emergency and lost control of the bus. Tragically, the bus driver was killed in the accident.
Investigating the Bus Accident
As expert trucking accident attorneys, we are well aware of the dangers that the medical condition of commercial drivers can pose to the safety of our highways. Commercial drivers, i.e., bus drivers and truck drivers, operate very heavy and very dangerous machines which need to be managed with constant care and due diligence at all times. Clearly, bus companies and trucking companies should to take steps to ensure that their drivers’ health poses no immediate risks to those with whom they share the road.
In order to protect the rights of the victims in this bus crash, it is important that the authorities perform a full investigation into the circumstances that may have caused this tragedy. The preservation of evidence is key to enabling truck crash and bus accident lawyers for the victims to hold those responsible for the crash accountable for any suffering or damages resulting from the crash.
At Whiting Law Group, our prayers go out to the victims and their family and friends for this terrible tragedy. As truck accident attorneys, we sincerely hope that, should there be any negligence at the root of this terrible crash, the victims will obtain full justice for their loss.