The horrid blizzard conditions afflicting the northeastern United States have seemingly caused a catastrophic bus crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut this morning (February 8th, 2016). The bus accident occurred in Madison, where city authorities and emergency crews report it happened around 12:30 PM EST.
The bus is owned by Dahlia Inc. and independently operated by a company called VMC East Coast. It had departed New York City earlier and was en route to a casino Mohegan Sun in Montville, Connecticut. Roughly 60 passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash and 30 are reported as injured, 6 of them critically. These numbers could change as more information becomes available to the public.
[Fox News has published an online article here with additional information.]
Even though the inclement weather certainly makes it more difficult for bus drivers to control their vehicle, there is no solid, initial evidence to suggest it was the only factor at play. Eyewitness testimonials and possible close-circuit television footage from the bus – if it was equipped with a security camera onboard – could indicate that bus driver negligence was also part of the reason why the accident occurred. Either way, passengers aboard the Dahlia Inc. bus may already be priming to file a personal injury lawsuit or a mass tort against the company.
If you or someone you love has been injured in this event or anything like it in Connecticut, our Waterbury bus accident attorneys from the Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo can help you explore your legal options and file a lawsuit to seek maximum recovery. Call 203.663.3695 to schedule a free personal injury case evaluation today.