I have been fallowing this collision since it happened:
Austin Bus Collision Update: The Driver Is Not Going To Be Charged, Mike Bryant | December 29, 2009 9:07 AM
Company Lawyer Diagnosis The Condition Of The Austin Bus Driver, Mike Bryant | November 21, 2009 10:42 PM
This week, the Minnesota State Patrol released their 309 page report. Which when you look at how much was involved and the many things they are working on, is about right as far as timing. Of interest, the report found that there was almost a semi involved:
That the bus, when it veered across the westbound lanes of Interstate 90, barely missed colliding with an oncoming semitrailer.
The description of the collision itself was especially informative:
Erickson slumped forward and to the left, steering the bus off the road and into the median; the bus went across the median and through the westbound lanes — the bus crossed those lanes airborne, according to witnesses — and finally came to rest on its passenger side in the opposite ditch.
Two were killed and three were seriously injured. A semi collision wouldn’t have made for less injuries and loss. It’s an example of how many factors come into play in what happens with these collisions. While the report may not lesson the loss for the family and friends of those that died, hopefully it will comfort them to know what happened.
Update : what happened with the case?
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.