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Only 8 Survive A 50-person Bus Accident in France

Bassas-da-India-Flag-14At least 42 are dead, five are injured and three are safe in a head-on collision between a timber truck and a passenger bus in southern France Friday morning. The truck and bus collided on a narrow, country road near Bordeaux, France then caught fire, leaving both vehicles blackened. The truck driver was killed, but the bus driver survived. While anticipating the crash, the bus driver opened up the bus doors so people could escape. Most of the bus’ passengers were elderly citizens who were on a club trip. French President Francois Hollande is calling the wreck its worst automobile accident in years and described it as a “tragedy.”

How It Happened

The bus driver reportedly lost control on what locals call a notoriously dangerous bend on a narrow road. Losing control around the bend, the bus found itself in the middle of the road with the truck oncoming. At this point, the collision was unavoidable, and the bus driver threw the doors open to get people off the bus. The bus driver was among the eight that survived. It is unclear how fast the vehicles were going at the time.

Tennessee Auto Accidents

Families who have loved ones injured or dead will likely sue the bus driver and the bus company for driver negligence. The primary reason behind the potential lawsuits would be because the victims could not financially cover a funeral or medical bills alone. If this auto accident occurred in Tennessee, the bus driver could also face charges for vehicular homicide if it was his fault for the wreck, as it appears to be. That would lead to 8-30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $25,000.

Hire A Tennessee Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an auto accident, you deserve to be compensated for what you have gone through. It is important to contact a lawyer before talking to an insurance agency because anything you say will hurt your case. At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we have over 20 years experience in handling auto accident claims. Our well-trained, knowledge lawyers will help you get compensated for your injuries. Call our office or Request a Free Initial Consultation online today to get in contact with one of our experienced lawyers.

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