A couple of days into the investigation of the deadly West Texas school bus accident, many questions remain. As will be discussed in a moment, most of the remaining questions center around how the driver of a pickup truck ended up in wrong lane of traffic, resulting in a collision with two school busses (among three) that were on their way to a high school foot ball game.
Three Killed in West Texas School Bus Accident
Three adults were killed in the West Texas school bus accident. They have been identified as:
- Marc Elbert Boswell, 69, the driver of the first school bus
- Darin Johns, 53, Andrews High School Band Director
- Nathan Paul Haile, 59, pickup truck driver
Two Students Remain in Critical Condition
Two of the 25 people on the school bus in which injuries actually occurred remain in critical condition in the hospital. With that said, as of Monday, their respective conditions are stable, according to medical center officials. Specific information about these two high school students has not been released, including their names and the nature of their injuries.
Reasons Why Pickup Truck Driver was Proceeding Wrong Way on Highway Yet Unknown
The investigation into the deadly West Texas school bus accident was ongoing as evening approached on Monday. A primary outstanding question was why was Nathan Haile, the driver of the errant pickup truck, on the wrong side of the state highway?
A fair speculation at this juncture in time as to why no announcement has been made as to why the pickup driver was driving on the wrong side of the road is because investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy and associated forensic testing. Specifically, investigators likely are waiting for toxicology reports to ascertain whether or not the pickup truck diver was under the influence of alcohol or some other mind-altering substance at the time of the West Texas school bus accident.
Although every roadway accident presents its own unique set of facts and circumstances, there are some more commonplace reasons why a vehicle ends up on the wrong side of the road. These include:
- Inattentive driving
- Mechanical breakdown
- Reckless driving
- Speeding (and losing control of vehicle)
- Combination of factors
In this case, the opposing lanes of the highway evidently were not separated by a median at the location of the accident. Therefore, swerving out of a driver’s lane of traffic into the opposite lane can occur in a relatively quick manner.
Your Legal Rights Following a West Texas School Bus Accident
If you lost a family member in a West Texas school bus accident, of if you’ve a child injured in that type wreck, you need to be as proactive as possible in retaining the professional services of a caring, experienced, tenacious personal injury or wrongful death attorney – like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm.
You can connect with the West Texas school bus accident lawyer team any time by calling (432) 653-0000. We understand that when you need legal information or want to hire an attorney, you want to move forward when you are ready to do so, no matter the time of day or night.
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