The bus was taking agricultural students from Abilene Christian University to Medina, where they were to spend the weekend volunteering at a children's home. The tragic accident has sent a wave of sadness through the school and the state of Texas. The Hart Law Firm was saddened to hear the news that one student had lost her life and that so many others were injured.
As personal injury attorneys we too often witness the terrible role drowsy driving plays in bus and large truck accidents in Texas. A fatigued driver is just as likely to make a mistake as a driver who has been drinking, yet too often we push ourselves to drive while overly tired.
Please, Texas, let us honor the life of the student who lost her life in this terrible accident; let us pledge, today and every day, to avoid driving while tired. Making the choice to pull over or delay a trip may very well save a life-please help prevent another accident caused by drowsy driving in Texas.
The staff and attorneys at the Hart Law Firm would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the accident victim. This accident hit especially close to home because two of us graduated from Abilene Christian (one just last year). Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people invoved in the accident and their families and we hope that with time they all can find some measure of peace.