It is always troubling to hear about major car accidents. It is even worse when some of our St. Louis residents and friends have been injured.
One person was killed and nineteen were injured after a stolen Ford Mustang collided into a Greyhound bus last month, according to St. Louis Post Dispatch.
The Greyhound was carrying twenty-three people from St. Louis and was supposed to stop in Dayton, Ohio on its way to New York City. Just before they made it to the Indiana-Ohio border, Phillip Lloyd, driving a stolen Mustang going west on I-70 east, crashed into the bus.
I-70 was closed for three hours in order to clean up the accident and tend for the wounded passengers. Lloyd passed away in the crash. The Greyhound driver was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital, according to the reports.
The passengers were very lucky; most were left with minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises. However, that doesn’t mean they’re physically stable. The sudden impact of the crash could have easily injured the passenger’s head, back, or neck. Strained muscles can take months to heal, and cuts can create unforgiving scars.
It is not uncommon for car accident victims to have emotional trauma, too. What they thought was just another bus ride to the Big Apple turned into a traumatic experience. A passerby of the accident stated that he had never seen an accident such as this: the Mustang was indistinguishable. The passerby couldn’t see the wheels of the car or whether it was a car or a truck.
Most passengers bravely got on another Greyhound bus to their final destination, New York City.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident and are paying the price, contact an experienced lawyer today.
The car accident lawyers from Finney Law Office, LLC wish a quick recovery for all of those injured in the Greyhound bus accident.
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