On Saturday, February 2, 2013, a bus carrying 42 high school students and adult chaperones from the Philadelphia area were returning from Harvard University in Boston when their bus crashed into a bridge overpass, injuring 35 passengers. At least one person was reported to have life-threatening injuries and three others with serious injuries from this Boston bus accident.
The single vehicle accident occurred just before 8:00 p.m. on the Soldier’s Field Road in Boston. The bus, owned by Calvery Coach Bus Company of Philadelphia, was apparently in violation of state law that prohibits vehicles on that roadway from exceeding a 10-foot height limit. The driver reportedly failed to notice signs warning him of the height limit as he approached the bridge.
The collision caused the front part of the bus’ roof to cave in with the center section bowed downward. Firefighting crews took over an hour to extricate the trapped passengers.
The driver was cited with an over-height violation and police have not ruled out more charges. The driver allegedly told police that he was unaware of the height restrictions and had glanced at his GPS just before crashing into the overpass.
If you were one of those injured in the Calvery bus accident, you should immediately contact Ostroff Injury Law, a Pennsylvania personal injury firm with a national reputation for successfully representing victims of bus accidents.
In 2012, Ostroff Injury Law fought successfully to recover millions in compensation in a major claim against one of the nation’s largest bus companies. As commercial carriers, bus companies have a high duty to safely transport you and your loved ones. In this particular case, it appears that Calvery Coach Bus Company and its driver failed in their obligation to its passengers to provide a safe and legal vehicle and to operate it within the law.
Contact Ostroff Injury Law firm today to get the compensation you deserve. Our bus accident lawyers know what it takes to hold major companies responsible for your injuries.