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Deadly Arkansas Bus Crash Raises Safety, Oversight Questions

The fatal crash of a charter bus carrying youth football players from an all-star game in Fort Worth back home to the Memphis area raises critical questions about the charter operator and the actions of the bus driver. The crash occurred before dawn Dec. 3 when the driver reportedly lost control at a curve in the highway, causing the bus to flip and roll. One young passenger died from injuries at the scene, and dozens more children and adults were injured. Federal records indicate that Somerville, Tenn.-based Scott Shuttle Services had a history of violations, including citations for inspection violations and allowing a driver to operate a bus without a proper license.

Fatal Bus Accident - Dallas Bus Accident Attorney

“Too often, charter bus operations are fly-by-night companies that are staying one step ahead of regulators,” said Dallas-based trial lawyer Frank L. Branson of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson. He has investigated numerous high-profile charter bus crashes. “We have been hired by numerous victims of high-profile charter bus crashes, and we have thoroughly investigated and successfully resolved these cases in recent years. It’s imperative that investigators get there early and stay late and ask hard questions about the history of the bus and the driver. This is particularly true when buses like the one in this tragedy have been chartered to carry young students.”