School Bus & Passenger Bus Crash in Baltimore

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On Tuesday November 1st at 6:30 AM,  A Baltimore school bus hit a transit bus killing 6 people. The school bus was driving and hit a Mustang then continued in traffic and collided with a transit bus.

“It basically ripped the entire driver’s side off the vehicle,” police spokesman T.J. Smith said at a press conference. “It literally looks like a bomb exploded in the bus.”

Unfortunately one of the six people who were killed was the school bus driver. The other five deaths were on the transit bus. There were ten other people that were either very hurt or minorly hurt; two of them were the Mustang driver and an aide that was on the bus. The police are still trying to figure out what caused the bus driver to lose control of their vehicle.

“Something catastrophic took place, and it’s something that we’re continuing to investigate,” Smith said.

Officials did not publicize all names of who was hurt or even killed yet. The accident took place in the southwest part of the city of Baltimore. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan informed that he was available to help with and assistance if necessary.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the victims and their families in the wake of this tragedy. We will continue to pray for those who were injured, as well as the first responders who worked swiftly and continue to care for the injured,” he [the governor] said in a statement.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/school-bus-passenger-bus-crash-baltimore-3-reportedly-dead-n676151

This devastating accident brings up many questions of legal responsibility and compensation. Was there an adequate EMS response? Did the passengers die immediately or could they have been saved? What happened to the driver of this vehicle? Do the injured people get compensation for what has happened? If the driver of the school bus died then who is liable if he was at fault?  This must have been so hard for the families of the people who have died on their way to work this morning.