On Monday morning, a minibus carrying six passengers turned into a Walmart parking lot, where it proceeded to accelerate, strike several parked cars, fly over an embankment, and finally crash into the wall of a local movie props store. All six people, including the driver, were sent to the hospital.
According to authorities, the bus was in the process of picking up passengers when it began to accelerate at high rate of speed. The minibus then crashed into a hedge, smashing into several parked cars on the road, and careened over a steep embankment. The bus went airborne over the embankment and finally embedded itself into the wall of Filmgo Sales.
At the time, the bus was contracted out by a community group. Police are currently investigating whether the Vancouver bus accident was the result of driver error, or a mechanical failure. The bus itself is being sent in for mechanical testing.
Bus accident cases can potentially involve multiple parties. If you have been seriously injured in a Vancouver bus accident, you may have a claim against the driver, the bus company, the bus's maintenance personnel, or even auto parts manufacturers. Our experienced Vancouver accident lawyers at Stephens & Holman can help you fully investigate your bus accident to identify every liable party, and uncover the evidence you need to hold them accountable for your losses.
Please contact Stephens & Holman today or call toll free 604-730-4120 for free advice on your bus accident injury claim. We represent injured accident victims in Vancouver, Delta, Langley, Surrey, and throughout British Columbia.