A tanker truck flipped on its side and collided with an RTA bus carrying numerous passengers in Algiers, sending many to the hospital with injuries. The 18-wheeler swerved to avoid hitting the bus when it tipped on its side and collided with the driver’s side of the bus, pushing the bus into a taxicab. The truck quickly burst into flames, but the two truck occupants left the scene unharmed.
18-wheeler truck and bus accidents can be especially dangerous for motorists considering the size of those vehicles and the tremendous force exerted when they collide with smaller motor vehicles.
In 2012, over 1000 people suffered injuries as a result of collisions with large trucks or buses and an additional twenty people lost their lives in these accidents. Injuries suffered in these crashes can be catastrophic, leading to physical, emotional, and psychological trauma, among other compensable damages. If you are involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler or a large bus, you should immediately consult a skilled personal injury attorney who can assess the accident and protect your rights.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have the experience and skills necessary to represent victims hurt in many kinds of accidents and they can confidently fight to protect your rights. If you or a loved one was hurt in an auto accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).