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Dallas Bus Crash Attorney Frank L. Branson: Fatal Irving Bus Crash Illustrates Design, Safety Shortcomings

In this KXAS-TV NBC Ch. 5 news report, Dallas attorney Frank L. Branson says bus owners and manufacturers have known for years that they need to improve the safety features of buses. Preliminary reports indicate that seatbelts were not available for passengers on the Cardinal Coach charter bus, which crashed April 11 en route to the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla, killing two passengers and injuring more than 40 others. According to police reports, the vehicle lost control on northbound State Highway 161 near the Beltline Road exit and crashed into a concrete median barrier. Mr. Branson notes that a federal law passed in 2012 requires bus operators and manufactures to install seat belts and other safety measures, but implementation of the measure has been delayed. The law also requires regulations to improve structural standards for buses. “The bus manufacturers need to be held accountable – they’ve known of this danger for a long time,” Mr. Branson says.



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