On April 11, 2013, a tragic bus collision occurred on the President George Bush Turnpike (State Highway 161) in Irving, Texas. The bus was carrying many elderly citizens to Choctaw Casino in Oklahoma. For an unknown reason, the bus driver lost control of the bus and it flipped on its side.
At this time, we don’t have all the facts. We do know that prior depositions from a civil lawsuit filed against Loyd Rieve, Cardinal Coach Line’s bus driver, show the driver’s previous employer recommended firing him after several collisions, tickets and complaints. For some unknown and grossly negligent reason, Cardinal Coach Line decided it was worth the risk to put many lives in his hands. That decision, along with other negligent acts and omissions by Cardinal Coach Line has left two dead and over 40 others injured.
It is devastating that two families lost loved ones in this collision. One family hired our law firm to uncover all the facts and bring justice for those suffering. The family wants answers and we will work aggressively and diligently to get the family justice. We filed suit on Monday afternoon against Cardinal Coach Line, Inc. and Loyd Rieve. We already have a team of experts that have started their investigation as to what happened and how this deadly collision should have been avoided.
Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims and their families from tragedies such as this one. If you or someone you know suffered injuries in this crash or any other type of accident, please call us for a complementary consultation. You are under no obligation to use our services. We will continue to work hard to keep our roads safe for our families.