Horrific tour bus crash on I-95 in Virginia
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on May 31, 2011 in Car Accidents
This morning there was a terrible tour bus crash on I-95 in Virginia. The Virginia tour bus crash is still being investigated, but it seems that it occurred due to driver error/driver fatigue. The driver of the Sky Express Bus was Kin Yiu Cheung who lives in Flushing, New York. Sky Express Tours have been cited for numerous safety violations in the past year or two. The tour bus overturned and went off of the right side of the road. This occurred in Caroline County, Virginia. After the crash, he was charged with reckless driving and is being held in jail in Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover County, Virginia which is near Kings Dominion. There were over 50 people on the bus travelling from Greensboro, North Carolina to New York.
The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a full blown investigation into the cause of crash called a "Go-Team" Investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those injured and killed in this crash. Those injured (and the families of those killed) should be sure to make a claim with any auto insurance carrier they may have in their own name or with resident relatives for first party benefits. First party benefits are often called Personal Injury Protection Benefits (PIP Benefits) or Med Pay Benefits. This is a no fault benefit that often will pay immediately for funeral expenses, medical bills, etc. Those injured and killed obviously will also seek compensation from the liability insurance carrier for Sky Express Bus Tours and the driver Kin Yiu Cheung. Payments from a liability carrier, however, require a finding of fault and are typically a lump sum settlement/payment for all past and future damages. Anyone seriously injured or who has a loved one killed in this tour bus crash should hire a Virginia car accident lawyer to assist them.
Sky Express Bus tours is a very low cost service that drives people on the east coast to and from New York city. For example, a ticket from Greensboro, NC to New York on a Sky Express Bus would typically cost just $30.00 or so.