A $10 million settlement has been reached involving personal injury claims filed over a Jan. 2 charter bus crash that killed one person and injured dozens more near Victoria, Texas.
The settlement which included the family of the man who died and 44 passengers was reached with the driver, owners and managers of the bus company.
A 55-year-old Houston man, died when the bus traveling from Monterrey, Mexico, to Houston veered off U.S. 59 near Victoria and flipped on its side. Dozens were injured. Forty-four of the passengers filed personal injury claims.
The dead man’s family received $4.3 million of the settlement and the 44 others shared in the remaining $5.7 million.
In the suit, Houston-based Capricorn Bus Lines, International Charter Services and Transportes Chavez are charged, in part, with failing to properly screen, test and qualify drivers — as well as with allowing drivers to operate a bus while fatigued.
Authorities said the driver, fell asleep and was driving with the wrong kind of commercial license, both misdemeanors. The driver had multiple driving while intoxicated convictions.
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