One person is dead following a crash between an SUV and a school bus in Tulsa on Tuesday. The crash happened at approximately noon on Pine and 129th. That is where police say an SUV was traveling with pallets stacked atop the roof. The pallets were stacked illegally and not properly secured. Suddenly, the SUV lost control and drifted into the opposite travel lane. Upon entering the opposite lane, the SUV collided with a school bus which was carrying members of the Skiatook girls basketball team. There were 8 members on board the bus along with the coach, who was driving the bus.
The driver of the SUV unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on scene. No members of the Skiatook basketball team were injured. However, the coach did sustain injuries and was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. His injuries are described as “cuts and bruises.” There is no further word at this time on the identities of those involved in the crash. From all indications, the SUV driver’s failure to secure load was the cause of this collision.
Failure to Secure Load
Failing to secure load can be a serious and deadly mistake. Many times while traveling on a street or highway, you might notice furniture, appliances and other large items which appear to be discarded on the side of the road. Often times these items fall on the roadway during transit because they are not properly secured or tied down into the vehicle to prevent them from falling out. It is not difficult to imagine that heavy objects such as pallets or furniture can cause major damage if they fall out of a vehicle that is moving at a high rate of speed. The results can be catastrophic.
At the McGuire Law Firm, we help people who have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of other drivers. We have dealt with nearly every type of collision that can occur. Our results in helping thousands of clients over the years show our dedication to providing top quality representation and service. If we can be of assistance to you, please call us today at 888-352-0624.