Category Archives: Bus Accidents

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What Do I Do If I Am Hit by a CapMetro Bus?

Once a quiet college town, Austin has been growing exponentially in the last few decades. With the increase in population came an increase in the need for public transportation. CapMetro has served the city of Austin faithfully, but there have been a few incidents where CapMetro buses have caused accidents. One such incident occurred on December 22, 2016 when a…
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Why is This Accident Being Called One of the Deadliest Crashes in Texas?

Last month, a charter bus accident occurred near Laredo, Texas when the driver lost control going approximately 65 miles per hour and the bus rolled over, killing eight passengers and injuring 44. It is being called one of the deadliest crashes in Texas since 2008. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the deadly bus accident and the initial report…
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Austin’s CapMetro Buses Involved in 500 Crashes Annually

Austin’s Capital Metro buses get into more than 500 accidents annually, averaging more than one crash-incident every day, according to new company data. For the first three quarters of this year, there were 459 accidents. If accidents continue at this rate, there will be more than 600 CapMetro bus accidents by the end of the year – a 20 percent increase from 2014….
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More Collisions but Fewer Injuries on Austin’s Cap Metro Buses

In Austin, more Capital Metro buses are getting into collisions on its roads. However, fewer people are getting hurt on the buses. An analysis of Capital Metro crash and collision data from January to mid-May found that buses are getting in collisions more frequently in 2014 during the same time the previous year. There was an increase in the number…
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How Many School Bus Accidents Happen Annually?

Last month an Austin Independent School District bus accident occurred on W. Ben White Boulevard, injuring one person. Luckily, no children were on board at the time of the accident. Texas school buses transport approximately 1.4 million students daily, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Of these, just over 1,000 are injured each year. Fatalities are generally rare,…
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