Florida Highway Patrol officials say a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge in Weston.
An eight-second surveillance video posted by the Broward County police on its social media account shows the two got into a fight before the bus veered into the wrong lane and drove off the bridge. A police statement said a female passenger started quarreling with the driver after she missed had her stop.
Florida Highway Patrol officials said about 13 bodies have been retrieved from the river and two others remain missing. No one is believed to have survived.
The bus had collided with an oncoming car before smashing through the guardrail and into the Hillsboro Beach River. A quick-thinking passenger helped prevent a bus disaster in Broward County.
The Florida Highway Patrol officials have urged the general public as well as anyone with information relating to the crash, to reach out the Broward County police authorities.The, crash is still under investigation.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several fatalities. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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