Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner.
Local news sources are reporting a deadly early morning accident in Baltimore between an MTA (Maryland Transit Administration) commuter bus and a school bus. Although details are sketchy at this time, police have indicated that six fatalities are confirmed. Fortunately, no children were on the school bus at the time of the crash.
From the crash photo, it appears that speed may have been a factor. Commuters are advised to avoid the crash area in southwest Baltimore. I plan to update readers as more details are available.
Updated at 5:43 pm – Drivers of both buses were killed in the crash when the school bus crashed into the MTA bus. Four passengers on the MTA bus were also killed. No students were on the school bus. In addition to the six deaths, another ten passengers were injured. Apparently, the school bus rear-ended a Ford Mustang and hit a cement pillar before plowing into the side of the MTA bus. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Baltimore police are investigating the crash.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is licensed to practice in Maryland as well as Washington, DC, New Jersey and New York. He is experienced in mass transit litigation. He served as lead counsel for multiple plaintiffs in a Washington, DC train crash involving WMATA.
A board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Zambri is former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Out of more than 80,000 lawyers, Mr. Zambri was named among the “Top Ten” lawyers in the Metro area by Super Lawyers®. He has also been ranked among the “Top 100” lawyers in the entire metropolitan area byWashingtonian magazine. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2016 edition) and has been repeatedly included in the Super Lawyers® magazine (2016), a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA.
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