A 54-year-old man was killed when his SUV collided with a JTA bus full of passengers. According to a First Coast News report, the fatal bus accident occurred on Beach Boulevard at St. Johns Bluff in Jacksonville the morning of April 16, 2015. Authorities say the SUV slammed into the bus, but they have not released information regarding the cause of the collision. The bus driver attempted CPR on the SUV driver, but was unable to save his life. Nine others were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
In the event of a fatal bus accident, investigators must determine how the crash could have been prevented. There are many potential causes of bus accidents and all potential factors should be considered. Common causes of Florida bus accidents include: Read the rest »
When the law firm of Farah & Farah in Jacksonville heard about a proposed bus line that would easily connect Jacksonville’s downtown to its beaches by ferrying passengers back and forth every 30 minutes, we thought, “What a great idea.”
Then we said, “Where do we sign up?”
Well, it turns out that helping to fund this proposed project, which would be called “The Connector,” is easy. So, easy that Farah & Farah has contributed $1,000 to help make it a reality,
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A 14-year-old Pompano Beach boy run over by a Broward County bus is in a medically induced coma and remains in critical condition, according to an attorney hired by the boy’s family.
Although investigators are still piecing together why the tragedy happened, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that investigators say the boy had run ahead of his mother to stop the bus and had jumped on to the vehicle’s side. One witness claimed that the bus driver closed the bus door on the boy’s arm as he tried to get aboard the bus. The witness, who was sitting in the front seat of the bus, claimed the bus kept moving, despite screams from the passengers for the bus driver to stop the vehicle. Read the rest »
The Law Firm of Farah & Farah in Jacksonville has learned that two lawsuits have been filed against the bus driver and the bus company in connection with the fatal charter bus crash at Miami International Airport (MIA) that claimed three passenger’s lives.
The family of a passenger who was critically injured during the crash filed the first lawsuit. The woman sustained serious injuries to her ribs, spleen, spine, and face. Reportedly, life-saving surgery had to be performed to stem internal bleeding. Read the rest »
Two passengers were killed and three critically injured when a too-tall charter bus smashed into the bottom of a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport.
The bus driver drove into the overpass, despite three large yellow signs warning of overpass vehicle height requirements. One of the signs reads: “High Vehicle STOP Turn Left.” Despite the warnings that the overpass could only accommodate vehicles that were under 8-feet-6-inches tall, the bus driver continued to forge ahead in the 11-foot-high bus. Read the rest »
Through a recent settlement, the city of Gainesville will pay $200,000 to a man who was seriously injured in an accident with a Regional Transit System (RTS) bus in November 2011.
According to the Gainesville Sun, the man was a doctoral student at the University of Florida and was riding his bicycle across campus when the accident occurred. The RTS bus allegedly turned in front of him as the bus driver was attempting to turn the bus into a commuter parking lot. Read the rest »
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) board has authorized its lawyers to offer up to $200,000 to the family of a man who was run over and killed by a JTA bus in October of 2011.
The JTA bus driver had actually stopped and helped the victim out of the bus before the horrendous accident occurred. According to The Florida Times-Union, the wheels of the bus had been turned in towards the curb and the bus driver forgot to straighten them out before she started to re-accelerate the bus to leave.
The JTA bus run over the curb and then hit two signs, a fence, the victim, and an oak tree before it stopped. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Read the rest »