There are many ways to get around the state of Missouri and, in today’s fast paced world, it is often necessary for people to travel on a day-to-day basis. People’s jobs and social lives often require them to even leave the state and travel to other parts of the country and the world. In order to do this, people have the option to use private or public transportation. Both options have its risks and benefits.
For many people, mass transit is the most effective way to travel. This includes airlines, public commercial busses and trains. People may feel like these options provide quick and safe methods of travel, however, they need to realize that mass transit accidents are possible and can cause serious injuries to passengers.
This is evidenced by a recent mass transit accident in Missouri. In this case, a bus accident occurred on a Missouri road. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a commercial buss was on Highway 61 when the bus driver left the roadway. While it is unclear why the bus failed to remain on the road, reports claim that the bus got stuck in a ditch at around 12:25 a.m. One bus passenger was injured in the mishap. The 18-year-old passenger had to be taken to a local hospital via ambulance.
When people are injured in mass transit accidents like this one, they need to ensure that an investigation takes place. This investigation can help determine why the wreck occurred. In the case of a bus accident, negligence on the part of a bus company or bus driver is often to blame for the crash. When the negligence of another causes injuries to passengers, that negligent party may be held financially liable for the damages it caused to the victim.
Source: The Lincoln County Journal, “One injury when bus goes off road,” April 6, 2015