BASTROP, Texas—Glasheen, Valles & Inderman has filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a minor who was injured in a Bastrop ISD school bus when an 18-wheeler truck ran a red light and collided with the school bus. The lawsuit was filed in Bastrop County District Court against World Trade Distribution, Inc.
A copy of the lawsuit can be viewed here.
The lawsuit alleges that on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, around 7:50 a.m. the driver of a World Trade Distribution 18-wheeler truck was traveling northwest on Highway 71 in Cedar Creek, Texas. That truck ran a red light and collided with the driver-side of a school bus, which contained approximately 20 children. The minor associated with this lawsuit suffered lacerations and a head injury that caused him to lose consciousness for five to 10 minutes.
The driver for World Trade Distribution misled investigators and others about his conduct in the crash, including at least claiming that he entered the intersection on a yellow light, when in fact his light had been red for eight seconds before he entered the intersection. Furthermore, surveillance video from a nearby convenience store shows that the truck driver collided with the school bus more than 13 seconds after his light turned yellow.
“Watching the video of the truck slamming into the school bus at full speed is heartstopping,” said attorney Kevin Glasheen with Glasheen, Valles & Inderman. “Right now we don’t know exactly what caused the crash—be it distracted driving, neglected maintenance, exceeding driver hour limits, or something else—but this lawsuit allows us to conduct a thorough investigation to get our client answers, and hopefully make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman is seeking anyone who may have witnessed this wreck or its immediate aftermath. If you have information, please call attorney Jon Clark at (737) 202-3433.
For further information regarding the lawsuit, including interview requests, please contact attorney Kevin Glasheen of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman at (806) 789-0734.
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP is a personal injury law firm that focuses on cases resulting in catastrophic injuries and death. The law firm has offices in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, Lubbock, Odessa, and Albuquerque.