On the morning of April 11, 2013 a charter bus carrying senior citizens on a trip to Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK, crashed and flipped, killing 2 and injuring 40 others. The crash happened on State Hwy 161 near the Beltline exit. According to witnesses the bus appeared to have hit something and then flipped on its right side. The charter bus company, Cardinal Coach Line, out of Grand Prairie had three safety violations in the last three years. The bus driver on April 11 was previously involved in a crash that killed a young man fifteen years ago. Currently, the National Transportation Safety Board and Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating the crash. A cause has yet to be determined.
Family members of the survivors have been allowed to pick up the personal belongings left on the bus. However, any loose cash that was found on the bus is being held by Texas Department of Public Safety until the investigation concludes.
If you have been injured in a charter bus crash or other bus accident please give the personal injury attorneys at The Wright Firm a call. We are experienced and have locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Call us at (972)353-4600 or visit our website at thewrightlawyers.com.