Accidents occur all over the world. Anywhere there are vehicles, there is the potential for an accident. Unfortunately, these accidents can cause injuries and even death to those involved.
On Sunday in Catalonia, Spain, a bus accident left several students dead and even more injured. The bus was carrying foreign exchange students attending universities in Spain who were returning from the largest fireworks festival.
At least 13 passengers were killed in the deadly accident and left 34 others injured. The passengers were both Spaniards and people from at least 20 different countries.
While carrying 57 passengers, the bus hit a guardrail, cartwheeled across the roadway, slammed into a divider and then came to a rest on its side. Most of the passengers were part of the Erasmus exchange program and had attended the Fallas fireworks festival in Valencia.
The crash occurred near Freginals, which is halfway between Valencia and Barcelona.
Passengers in the crash were from varied nations, including Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Japan, United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland, among others.
The driver of the bus was being held at a police station in the city of Tortosa. At the time of the tragic accident, road conditions were good and the cause of the accident is being investigated. The driver did pass all drug and alcohol tests given to him.
The Erasmus Program provides foreign-exchange courses for students from countries within the European Union. It also allows them to attend many of the country’s best universities.
If you have been injured as the result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the law firm of John Foy & Associates. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.