The owner of a fixtures store, who was on vacation visiting family in another state, was shocked to hear that a bus had recently crashed into his storefront, causing more than $500,000 in damages. More than 20 people suffered personal injury in the Miami bus accident. Two occupants were listed in serious conditions.
Witnesses claim that the Thursday morning collision was caused by the driver of a sport utility vehicle who allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign. Reportedly, the driver of the bus was forced to sway in order to avoid crashing into the SUV. Although a collision with the other vehicle was successfully averted, the bus crashed into a nearby storefront. Many passengers were able to escape the smoking bus through the windows with the help of responding rescue workers.
Police say that the daughter of the woman driving the SUV was injured. Authorities also said that the tags on the SUV driver’s car were expired. She was subsequently arrested because of a warrant, outstanding in another case. Several area high school students were among those injured in the accident. The driver of the bus required emergency care at a trauma center.
The owner of the Miami business said that he will rebuild his store. Victims of a vehicular accident who suffer personal injury are entitled to seek legal consultation and file a claim in civil court. Depending upon the seriousness of an injury, ongoing medical treatment can sometimes cause undue financial burden which could be alleviated by court-awarded compensation in a successfully litigated lawsuit.
Source: CBS Miami, “Dozens Injured After Bus Crashes Into Building“, Peter D’Oench, Feb. 26, 2015