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Update on OGA Charters Bus Accident

Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 9:54 am by Williams Hart   

Officials have reported that a total of 8 individuals were killed and 44 others injured in Saturday’s OGA Charters rollover bus accident that occurred near Laredo, Texas. Additionally, records provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have revealed that OGA Charters has twice been ordered by regulators to address safety concerns with one of their buses.

In May of 2015, Louisiana state inspectors ordered OGA Charters to take one of its buses out of rotation so that they could address concerns with the vehicle’s brakes and emergency exit. The company was again ordered to remove this bus from the road in August of 2015 when the problems worsened.

It is unclear if the bus involved in Saturday’s accident is the same bus at the center of these 2015 safety concerns.


OGA Charters bus accident results in 8 deaths, approximately 40 injuries

Posted on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:18 pm by Williams Hart   

Photo: Danny Zaragoza/LMT

Photo: Danny Zaragoza/LMT

A devastating OGA Charters bus crash on U.S. 83 in South Texas has resulted in the deaths of 8 passengers and has left around 40 people injured. Webb County officials have reported that the bus originated in the Rio Grande Valley and was on its way to the Kickapoo Lucky Casino Hotel in Eagle Pass, which is about 125 miles northwest of Laredo.

The highway at the scene of the one-vehicle rollover accident remained closed this afternoon as emergency crews and investigators continued their work at the site.

It is always tragic to hear about accidents on Texas highways, especially those involving high-volume passenger vehicles, like buses. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families of those involved.


School bus collides with large truck in Harris County

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 5:02 pm by Williams Hart   

Earlier today, a school bus and large truck collided at the intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway frontage road and Texas 90 in Harris County. It is not known whether anyone involved in the accident was hurt. According to the Houston Chronicle, witnesses of the accident reported that the bus was just about to turn right in order to get on the frontage road when the collision occurred. At Williams Hart, we will continue to monitor this concerning story and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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