We recently had a post about the story of the crash in Seattle involving the Ride The Ducks organization. Now the first lawsuits are coming in. A Korean student who was on the charter bus that the WWII-era vehicle crashed into is suing.
The student had only been in Seattle for 8 days prior to the accident. She fractured both of her hands, was knocked unconscious, and sustained a head injury. There is worry that there may have been some level of brain damage.
Five people died in the accident and dozens more were injured. The accident happened because of a problem with the axle on the Ride The Ducks vehicle. Allegedly, this problem was known since 2013 but the Ride The Ducks operators in Seattle either didn’t get the message or ignored it. The headquarters of the Ride The Ducks operation is in Atlanta and they have vehicles at Stone Mountain.
At least three separate investigations are happening into the incident on the local, state, and federal levels. Seattle has suspended operations of Ride The Ducks until their investigation is complete and all 20 vehicles have been inspected for further problems.
The crash has also raised concerns about the bridge where the crash occurred. While accident statistics say that bridge is safer than others in the area, there are calls to widen the bridge lanes by reducing the number of lanes.
If you have been injured on a tour vehicle, you have every right to pursue compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident in the Atlanta area, contact John Foy & Associates.