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A church bus full of senior citizens returning from a gospel gathering was involved in a horrific crash on Thursday, October 3.  The left front tire of the bus blew out, causing the driver to lose control and cross over from the eastbound side to oncoming westbound traffic.  The bus then clipped an SUV, kept going, and finally smashed into an oncoming tractor-trailer.

The tractor-trailer burst into flames and was eventually charred beyond recognition.  The bus flipped over.  The driver of the tractor-trailer was killed, as was one passenger in the SUV.  Six people on the bus were killed.  The remains of those individuals were unable to be identified because the accident was so severe.

The bus did have seat belts, but it was not clear how many individuals were buckled in.

Bus accidents such as this one are particularly tragic, killing so many innocent victims in one instant.  There are many potential causes of such an accident.  Whether the tire was defective, the bus had not been properly maintained, or the bus driver was negligent, only an experienced bus attorney with the proper resources can uncover the causes of the accident and bring the accountable parties to justice.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, the bus accident attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP are here to help.  Our attorneys are knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate, and have the resources available to fight for the most complete recovery available.  We are willing and able to pursue every possible avenue of recovery.  After a serious injury or at worse, a wrongful death, we know you are suffering.  But you do not have to suffer alone.  Our attorneys work on a strictly contingent fee basis, so we do not see a dime until we recover compensation for you.  There is no cost to you: contact us today.