Two passengers file lawsuit after deadly tour bus crash
HOUSTON, TX (KLTV) -
A lawsuit has been filed in the aftermath of a tour bus crash that left two people dead.
According to court documents filed in Harris County, two bus passengers have filed a lawsuit against El Expreso Bus Company of Houston. Edgar Vela and Sergio Torres, citizens and residents of Mexico, are seeking monetary compensation for negligence they say was committed by the bus' driver.
Vela and Torres are seeking compensation in an amount over $100,000 for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, mental anguish, disfigurement, and loss of both past and present wages.
On September 19, a bus operated by El Expreso was traveling northbound on Highway 59 in Panola County. The bus was taking passengers from Houston to Chicago. After a brief stop along the way, the bus driver realized one passenger had been left behind. The driver attempted to make a U-turn in order to collect the stranded passenger. In the process of making a U-turn, the bus collided with an 18-wheeler.
The bus driver and one passenger were killed during the crash.
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