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Charlotte, NC - 2 Injured in Bus Accident at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte, NC - 2 Injured in Bus Accident at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Published: December 11, 2023
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on December 11, 2023

Two Injured When Bus Crashed Into Pillar at CLT

WCNC reported an incident as a bus crash left two individuals injured on December 8, 2023 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport located at 5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208.

The accident took place shortly before 2 p.m. on the lower-level roadway near the passenger terminal. Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash, but the focus was on a bus that collided with a pillar supporting the upper level of the roadway just outside the passenger terminal. Eyewitnesses from a WCNC Charlotte news crew present at the airport observed significant frontend damage to the bus, indicating a direct impact with the pole.

Prompt medical response was initiated, and Medic swiftly arrived at the scene. The medical team transported two individuals to the hospital for immediate treatment. Fortunately, their injuries were assessed as non-life-threatening, providing some relief amidst the chaos.

The crash occurred in close proximity to Zone 3 on the lower-level roadway near the baggage claim area. As a result, lanes were temporarily closed, leading to significant traffic delays for travelers navigating the area.

Authorities and emergency personnel are actively investigating the incident to determine the cause of the crash. It remains unclear at this time whether any other factors, such as weather conditions or driver error, contributed to the accident. The findings of the investigation will shed light on the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate event.

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Bus Accident Attorney Discusses Civil Cases for Victims Injured in an Airport Accident

In an exclusive interview with esteemed bus accident attorney Kristen Beightol, Esq., we detail the legal options available to victims injured in airport transit bus accidents. With her extensive experience in handling such cases, Beightol provides valuable insights and guidance on pursuing civil cases against those accountable. Join us as we discuss the rights and potential compensation for individuals affected by these unfortunate incidents.

Darla Medina: Thank you for being here, Kristen.

Kristen Beightol, Esq.: Thank you, Darla. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this important topic with you.

Darla Medina: Let's dive right in. In the event of an airport transit bus accident, what recourse do victims of similar incidents have in pursuing a civil case against those responsible?

Kristen Beightol: When individuals sustain injuries in an airport transit bus accident, they may have grounds to pursue a civil case against various parties deemed accountable. These can include the bus driver, the transit authority or company operating the bus, or even the airport itself if negligence is established. Consulting with an experienced attorney is crucial to evaluate the specific circumstances and determine the appropriate legal action.

Darla Medina: What are some common factors that contribute to bus accidents in airport settings?

Kristen Beightol: Several factors can contribute to bus accidents at airports. These can range from driver negligence, such as distracted driving or fatigue, to inadequate maintenance of the buses and even external factors like inclement weather or hazardous road conditions. A thorough investigation is necessary to identify all potentially liable parties.

Darla Medina: If someone finds themselves injured in an airport transit bus accident, what steps should they take?

Kristen Beightol: First and foremost, seeking immediate medical attention for injuries is vital. Following that, victims should gather evidence, such as photographs of the accident scene, witness contact information, and any available surveillance footage. Reporting the incident to the appropriate authorities is also important. Consulting with a skilled bus accident attorney is crucial, as they can guide victims through the legal process.

Darla Medina: What types of compensation can victims potentially recover in a civil case related to an airport transit bus accident?

Kristen Beightol: Victims may be eligible to seek compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and future medical needs. The specific amount of compensation depends on the unique circumstances of each case and the extent of the injuries sustained.

Darla Medina: Thank you, Kristen, for sharing your expertise and insights with us today. This information will undoubtedly be invaluable for individuals affected by airport transit bus accidents.

Kristen Beightol: It was my pleasure, Darla. I hope this discussion helps victims understand their rights and take the necessary steps to protect their interests following a bus accident at an airport.



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