Earlier this month in Honduras, a bus accident claimed the lives of at least 23 people and injured several more. According to a national news source, the accident involved a passenger bus and a large semi-truck. Evidently, the collision occurred a few miles from the nation’s capital, when the semi-truck inexplicably drifted out of its lane and into the path of the passenger bus. Witnesses to the accident told police that the truck had been speeding and was zig-zagging in the moments before the fatal truck accident. In all, 23 people were killed and 39 more injured. Of the injured, two were in serious condition.
Authorities are currently investigating the accident and whether the driver of the semi-truck was speeding or otherwise in violation of any traffic law. A preliminary investigation determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time, although the driver was arrested while the investigation was conducted. The results of the investigation have not yet been released.
Maryland Truck Accidents
With its central location and hundreds of miles of highways, Maryland sees thousands of trucks cross through the state each week. While most of these truck drivers are responsible professionals who take their job seriously, occasionally a truck driver bends a traffic rule, drives in an aggressive manner, or stays out on the road while too tired to safely operate their vehicle.