In August, a tractor-trailer crossed a median and veered into oncoming traffic along I-40 in New Mexico, near the Arizona border. The truck collided with a Greyhound bus, killing eight people and injuring 25. Two lawsuits have been filed against the trucking company, JAG Transportation Inc., and one of its drivers.
According to New Mexico State Police, the tractor-trailer was traveling east on the freeway when one of its tires blew, sending it into the westbound lane and into the path of the Greyhound, which was carrying 49 passengers.
The lawsuits against JAG Transportation and the tractor-trailer driver were filed by two of the Greyhound passengers, who claim the trucking company’s negligence contributed to the bus crash. The suits cite Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data, which shows JAG Transportation has reported three crashes in the last 24 months.
The National Transportation Safety Board in investigating the crash. They will be examining several factors including driver fatigue, truck driver training, safety records and more.
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