Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Not ambulance chasers, bus chasers!

Remember this story about an out-of-town bus that crashed into a too-low bridge underpass in Boston?

Well, in the category of a story that takes on its own life, the Bucks County Courier Times reports:

Eleven Bucks County residents seriously injured when the charter bus they were riding on hit an overpass in Boston almost two years ago have filed a more than $15 million civil suit alleging the GPS improperly routed the bus driver onto the height-restricted road.

“Faulty directions by GPS systems have resulted in numerous bridge collisions throughout the U.S. The systems do not take into account the height of the vehicle being used or provide warnings concerning height restrictions on affected roadways,” the law firm said in a press release.

The law firm clearly doesn't want to leave anyone out:  

Also named as defendants in the lawsuit are Calvary Coach Bus Company and its owner Raymond Talmadge, Prevost Car Inc., Volvo Group North America, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

1 comment:

Mark Graban said...

Even with GPS, isn't the bus driver responsible for paying attention to signs and being aware of their surroundings? As much as I say "blame the process, not the person," driving a bus isn't as complex of a system as a hospital. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, I'd blame the driver...