Thousands of people ride DART every day to get around the city. By and large, their drivers are very safe on the road. That’s why stories of them getting into accidents will always make the news. It can be easy to jump to conclusions and blame the DART driver, but in this week’s story, the fault was the other driver’s.
Early in the morning, one of the buses for the 515 route was getting ready for work. As it was crossing Ramona Avenue and Fordham Road, a pickup truck ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of the bus. The bus swerved off the road and hit a tree. Fortunately, there was no one on the bus except for the driver.
Both vehicles were rendered inoperable and all involved were taken to the hospital. The driver of the bus is expected to survive, but the condition of those in the pickup truck are unknown. The front end of the truck was completely crushed, so it may be quite serious.
Just because an accident involves a city vehicle doesn’t mean that you can get compensation from the city. Prosecutors and defense lawyers will examine the evidence. If you are at fault for an accident, there may be little that can be done. But you can’t know for sure until you speak with a qualified personal injury attorney. If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are the legal team you need to defend your rights to compensation. Call the number on your screen or use our contact form to get in touch with us. We are ready to help you.