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Three Killed in I-81 Bus Accident

Three Killed in I-81 Bus Accident

Dauphin County, PA – Three individuals lost their lives in a tragic accident involving a charter bus and a Honda CRV in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 6, 2023 around 11:50 p.m.. The Pennsylvania State Police reported that the collision occurred on Interstate 81 during heavy rain. The bus, carrying approximately 45 to 50 passengers, was traveling south on I-81 when it collided with the Honda CRV, which was stopped within the right lane of the southbound traffic. The impact caused the bus to veer off the road, hit an embankment, and flip onto its side, with the right roof area of the bus colliding with the CRV. The bus ultimately came to a stop on its side along the road.

The Dauphin County Coroner’s Office confirmed that two individuals on the bus and one individual in the Honda were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released at this time. The bus was travelling from Canal Street in New York to Ohio.

Bus Accidents

Unfortunately, there are over 60,000 bus accidents that occur each year. In this horrible accident, the family of the victims should hire an investigative team to evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing:

  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Role the weather played in the accident
  • The route the bus were traveling
  • Recent maintenance history
  • Driver accident history
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Video from the bus
  • Inspection of roadway conditions
  • Speed the buses were travelling
  • Police accident report
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Accident history on Interstate 81
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident

Bus Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in bus accidents and have found that some common causes include:  

  • Inexperienced drivers   
  • Distracted driving   
  • Fatigue  
  • Speeding or reckless driving   
  • Congested roads   
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance   

Our trusted and experienced bus accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in bus accidents get the best result possible. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.     

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.      

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