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For Immediate Release
October 10, 2013

One Dead, Dozens Injured after Pennsylvania Bus Accident

One woman is dead and four are in critical condition after a Greyhound commercial passenger bus crashed into the back of a tractor trailer on Interstate 80 in Union County, Pennsylvania at about 1:41 a.m on October 9. Of the 50 people aboard the bus, 45 were taken to hospitals.

The 36-year-old New Jersey tractor trailer driver told reporters he was driving at about the speed limit on his way to Ohio when the bus rammed his vehicle from behind.

The personal injury law firm of Anapol Schwartz is urging an investigation into the safety crisis of bus accidents in Pennsylvania that continue to claim lives and injure people every year. National Transportation Safety Board investigators are currently furloughed because the government shutdown, so no one has been sent to investigate the crash.

“This tragic accident raises serious concerns regarding the safety of the thousands of passenger and school buses that travel on Central Pennsylvania’s highways and turnpike each day,” said Anapol Schwartz automobile accident attorney Christopher Marzzacco. “Central PA seems particularly susceptible to serious accidents involving busses and tractor trailers, with major highways and a large stretch of the PA Turnpike running through the area. Is it time for an examination of how professional drivers are trained to operate these vehicles?  Do we need legislation to make school busses safer?”

Another recent catastrophic bus accident that killed the driver and Seton Hill University’s pregnant coach and injured more than a dozen others, coupled with numerous school bus accidents that have injured Pennsylvania students, suggests something needs to be done to improve the quality of driving to insure the general safety of all Pennsylvania residents.

“Bus transport, which was the safest mode of highway travel in the past, has seen far too many serious incidents recently,” bus accident lawyer James Ronca said. “The rash of major bus accidents indicates a failure of safety training.”

Ronca and Marzzacco are available for comment regarding the recent Pennsylvania bus accident.

About Anapol Schwartz

Anapol Schwartz is a national leader in personal injury litigation, having successfully litigated thousands of cases in state and federal courts during the last 30 years. The firm has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in successful verdicts, settlements and judgments on behalf of its clients.

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