It has been interesting to read the different stories that have been looking for the answers to what happen in the tragic tour bus accident this week outside of Austin, Minnesota. I originally wondered if it was a medical condition or maybe the driver fell asleep.
Recently, MPR found that the driver’s record included a seat belt violation from this year and a 2001 DWI in his personal vehicle. Probably, only important if there was more known about the drivers activities while the passengers were at the casino.
There has also been unanswered questions as to why the driver was on I-90. Apparently, that wasn’t his expected route. There wasn’t any weather that would have suggested a change. It would be important to know if maybe there was something going on that the driver knew about.
Now we have the lawyer that the company hired saying that "It’s quite clear that he suffered an emergency medical event while driving the bus, and he’s hospitalized for that." That may very well turn out to be true. But considering the State Patrol thinks it will be weeks before we know and that medical experts haven’t come forward this sounds a lot like a defense.
I can assure you that he understands that a sudden medical emergency can be argued as an Act of God. If such a conclusion was drawn by a fact finder, there would be no liability what so ever. So hopefully, the investigations will get to the truth.
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.