The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating a recent Boston-bound tour bus accident that happened last month, reports Boston.com.
The Board is investigating the incident to figure out if there are any common factors between this incident and the two serious bus accidents, one in New York and one in New Jersey, that also occurred last month With the increase of low-fare bus options, the risk of Boston bus accidents continues to increase.
Our Boston personal injury lawyers would like you to be aware of low-fare bus companies. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continually urges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to do more to ensure the safety of bus passengers, reports The Wall Street Journal.
We previously focused on the severity of the Boston-bound bus accident in our Boston Car Accident Injury Blog. Our article highlighted the dangers of these low-fare bus options.
“They discount, some of them, not all of them, but some of them hold back in certain areas. They may not have a full-time fleet mechanic. They may not have a full-time safety person,” said transportation consultant Joe Mokrisky said.
As the NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson stated, the agency currently investigates “a handful” of these bus accidents a year. The agency looks for common denominators in these accidents in attempt to point point the problem, thus finding a solution.
Regardless, it is the responsibility of the busing company to keep employees and passengers safe at all times.
If you’ve been victim of a Massachusetts bus accident, contact our Boston injury lawyers at The Law Offices on Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333 or contact us through the website.