In early Feb. we detailed a horrible crash of a tour bus carrying passengers from the Philadelphia area to Boston. The group consisted of 33 high school students and nine chaperones on their way to donate their time and efforts to a non-profit for underprivileged kids. Their good intentions were unable to be carried out when the bus collided with a low-hanging overpass, resulting in devastation for many passengers.
The most seriously injured victim in this tour bus crash was a 17-year-old male. After spending weeks in a Boston hospital where doctors tended to his spinal cord injuries from the crash, the young victim has been able to return home to Pennsylvania. However, he still has a long battle ahead of him. Unfortunately, this young man is unlikely to ever fully recover; he will likely have medical complications for the remainder of his life.
In the meantime, the medial bills confronting the family of this innocent young victim continue to mount. An investigation is being launched from multiple fronts regarding the cause of this devastating crash.
An attorney for this victim says that just a few hundred yards before the overpass was an exit. He is calling into question why the bus driver failed to get off of that exit, which would have avoided impact and the injuries this 17-year-old and other victims are still suffering with.
News regarding any charges has yet to be issued. Any developments in the investigation and subsequent charges will be crucial in assigning liability in this accident. In similar situations, injury victims can at times hold negligent parties financially liable for the damages.
Source: NBC 10 Philadelphia, “Boston Bus Crash Victim Returns to Pa. as Investigation continues,” Dan Stamm, Feb. 28, 2013