Hillsboro — Christian Rock Band Members Escape Serious Injury in Interstate 35 Crash
Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 11:41 pm by Williams Hart
At around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019, members of the touring Christian rock band Seventh Day Slumber escaped serious injury when their bus rear-ended a fire truck on Interstate 35 in Hillsboro, Texas.
According to initial reports, the fire truck, with emergency lights flashing, was stopped at the scene of a car fire on Interstate 35. Meanwhile, the bus that was carrying the band attempted to swerve to miss an 18-wheeler, but in doing so, it ended up slamming into the rear of the fire truck. A firefighter who was rolling up a hose at the back of the fire truck escaped injury, but the impact of the collision knocked the bus 200 feet. The bus driver and the members inside were slightly injured. They were treated at a local hospital and were eventually released.
It is great to hear that no one was critically injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
An accident involving a bus is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is fairly common even though buses are often deemed as a safe mode of transportation. According to the NHTSA, between 2000 and 2007, there have been 1,093 fatal bus accidents, and from this number, about 1,315 people died, and 3,471 were injured. In other words, about 137 bus-crash-related fatalities occur ever year.
Furthermore, another particular kind of vehicular accident that is fairly common in the United States is a rear-end collision. It has been reported that there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions in the U.S. every year, and from that number, roughly 1,700 people die while another 500,000 are injured. The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) also notes that 87% of rear-end collisions happened simply because the driver was not paying attention to the road.
Car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/rear-end collisions, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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