When we step onto public transportation, such as a Washington State bus, we expect to be safe. However, even with well-trained and alert drivers, and even when all safety precautions are taken, Washington bus accidents happen. In many cases, these WA bus accidents result in serious injury or even death.
· In December 2008, two charter buses filled with college students headed home for the holidays slid on icy Seattle roads and slammed into a roadway barrier above Interstate 5. Many of the passengers suffered injuries.
· On the day after Thanksgiving in 1998, a Metro bus crashed through a railing on the Aurora Bridge and fell 40 feet to the ground, killing three people including the driver. Dozens more passengers were severely injured in the Seattle bus accident and taken to Harborview Medical Center.
· This November, a bus carrying the Bellevue High School football team to a playoff game crashed while on I-5 just south of Seattle in King County. All of the 38 people on board were taken to local hospitals, though no one was killed in the bus collision, which took place when the bus swerved to miss a ladder in the road and hit three other vehicles, finally coming to a rest on its side.
· In April 2008, a University of Washington (UW) student was killed when he collided with an oncoming Metro bus in Seattle. The young man, who was riding on a skateboard, was declared dead at the scene of the accident. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the bus crash.