Last week, a motorcyclist from Stafford, Virginia died in a collision with a Ride On public bus on the Rockville Pike in Montgomery County during the early morning commute. While Montgomery County Police are still investigating the accident, they released a statement acknowledging the rider was killed after the Ride On bus driver tried to make a left turn onto South drive.
The accident occurred just after 6 a.m. during rush hour, shutting down both lanes of traffic for several hours. Montgomery County Police are asking for anyone with information about the crash to step forward and contact its Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Although the cause of the crash remains unclear, driver error on the part of the Ride On bus operator may have played a role in the deadly accident. Some public bus drivers involved in accidents may have received poor training and supervision, contributing to the unfortunate circumstances of of a catastrophic accident.
While some public bus systems are owned and operated by local municipalities, others may be contracted to third parties. When a tragic accident occurs, victims and their families may be able to hold the public bus drivers, owners, and contractors responsible for damages inflicted by careless and reckless behavior.
The public bus accident attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are well equipped to investigate the causes of catastrophic public bus accidents and hold bus drivers and their employers responsible. Our attorneys and the in-house investigative team they employ are local to the Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area and know the region well.
If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto accident involving a public bus the experienced personal injury attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. can help secure the compensation you deserve by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a free public bus accident legal consultation.