Should Bus Company Be Held Responsible for Deadly Tour Bus Crash?

Should Bus Company Be Held Responsible for Deadly Tour Bus Crash?

The families of two men who were killed in the Desert Hot Springs tour bus crash have filed a wrongful death suit against the bus company. The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday. The lawsuit names USA Holiday and the estate of Teodulo Vides, the bus driver and owner of the company.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the deadly tour bus crash. According to riders who have previously taken the bus, the bus frequently made overnight trips from Los Angeles to casinos in Southern California. They also reported the driver would sleep while visitors went into the casino.

According to the NSTB, four of the bus’ tires had low tread, putting the bus in violation of safety standards. However, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) records, the company passed its safety inspection in April.

USA Holiday, Vides and another driver were sued in 2007 after a bus was involved in a crash that killed three people. The case was dismissed after the company’s attorneys argued that the driver of the other car caused the collision.

“Based on the information coming in about this crash, the bus company should be held responsible for the innocent lives lost,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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