A Shuttle bus driving on I-80 through the Sierra Nevada Pass crashed yesterday, resulting in another horrific bus accident in Nevada. The shuttle bus, provided by the Resort at Squaw Creek, careened off the freeway hitting a guardrail and the bus rolled several times, coming to rest in ditch along Interstate-80, about twenty miles west of Reno, NV.
There were approximately30 passengers on the shuttle bus when the accident occurred, several of which were thrown from the bus while it rolled resulting in the death of one man. In addition, 27 of the passengers were taken to hospitals throughout Northern Nevada shortly after the accident, with the majority at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
The bus was ferrying employees from Reno to resorts in the Sierra Nevada’s when the accident happened. The bus driver suffered injuries during the bus accident and were being questioned by officers after the accident. According to Reno Police, the driver had a clean record and there were no mechanical issues with the shuttle bus.
Many of the passengers suffered broken bones, head injuries and assortment of other ailments after the accident. While this is a tragic accident, there are some cases where the accident never should have occurred in the first place. If you believe you have been an accident in public or private commuter transportation vehicle, contact the Law Office of Benson & Bingham, experienced ground transportation accidents/injury attorneys.