Lawsuit filed in deadly Sherman bus crash

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

HOUSTON (AP) - A lawsuit has been filed in state district court by a relative of three of the victims of the bus crash near Sherman -- seeking unspecified actual and punitive damages.

Lau Pham is suing the vehicle's manufacturer, owner and driver for negligence.

His wife was injured and his mother-in-law, Cham Nguyen, and sister-in-law, Catherine Tran, were among the 17 who died as a result of the accident early last Friday.

The Houston Chronicle reports Pham, who was not among the 55 passengers on the bus, filed the lawsuit yesterday in state district court naming Angel de la Torre and his bus firms.

He's also suing the bus driver, Barrett Wayne Broussard, and Motor Coach Industries Inc., the bus manufacturer.

Broussard is in Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman in critical condition.

None of the parties named in the lawsuit could be reached for comment.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 19, 2008 at 02:46 PM
    We're in the money....We're in the money,
  • by bill Location: sherman on Aug 15, 2008 at 12:45 PM
    The accident was caused due to a steer tire that was replaced with a recap tire. The driver of the bus had nothing to do with the wrong tire put onto a commercial vehicle. As far as the driver not having a medical card, well lets just say about 50% of commercial drivers on the road today do not have medical cards. The bus owner should be investigated, but the driver is not the one to blame. The tire company that put the recap tire on, should be the one ivestigated.
  • by tracy Location: denison on Aug 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM
    good luck getting money out that illegal mexican. all his money is going to his people in mexico. why pick on the driver? he was just doing a job. it's not his fault the tire blew.
  • by Concerned on Aug 14, 2008 at 07:53 PM
    First of all, may God be with all who were involved in this accident and with all the family and friends affected by this accident. As to the bus manufacturer being sued too, I don't agree with that. The tire that blew out and caused the accident was an illegally retreaded tire. That tire wouldn't have been put on the bus by the manufacturer and it is not the manufacturer's responsibility to insure the buses operation/maintenance. That's like doing something illegal to my Toyota Camry, having an accident, and blaming Toyota. Doesn't make sense. I agree that charges should be brought against the bus owner and the driver. They failed to operate legally and failed to maintain the safety of their equipment.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 at 07:27 PM
    wow.. that was quick... i was wondering how long it would take for someone to file a suit!
  • by me Location: Denison on Aug 14, 2008 at 12:37 PM
    I truly feel for the victims of the bus. The owner and driver should pay. But the manufacture had no idea what was going on with the bus. People need to remember that the tires and such are changed out during maintance. This is not done by the manufacturer but by the owner. The tire was not orignal equipment so I don't see where the manufacturer is responsible for something that was replaced once the vehicle was sold and no longer was under the manufacturers control.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 at 12:20 PM
    Anonymous, did you just flow from a tree or something? Who do you think puts the tires on that buses? The idiots from the company do that DUH!!!!! It wasn't even the right tires, and the driver will pay for it too
  • by Anonymous Location: Ardmore on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    I agree, suing the manufacturer for a blown out tire does not seem right, but now days every body sues everyone, no matter who is to blame
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    Here we go!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 at 09:55 AM
    I agree that these poor folks should receive something. But what good will sueing the bus manufacturer do? It was a tire that blew out, correct?
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