Hartford, CT (April 28, 2019) - A Hartford Connecticut transit bus caught fire on Friday morning, April 26. The driver was hospitalized for the examination of injury and treatment.
Authorities confirmed that the route the bus was traveling was from 1-91 S coming back from Bradley International Airport. During the trip, smoke filled the area where the passengers were seated.
Eyewitnesses report that the driver pulled over and activated the fire extinguishing system around the State Street exit. Firefighters were on the scene where they fought the remainder of the flames.
None of the passengers on board sustained an injury. The driver sustained smoke inhalation injury.
Authorities believe that the fire was caused by a side component of the bus, not the engine. The investigation into determining exactly what component of the bus malfunctioned and why is still underway.
We are thankful that the passengers remained unharmed in this incident. We hope the driver makes a full recovery from the smoke inhalation.
Transit Bus Accidents in Hartford, Connecticut
The busy streets of Hartford Connecticut have the potential for many road incidents and accidents. Transit buses can have malfunctions and defects that can cause
potential hazards and injury to its passengers and drivers. If a transit bus malfunctions while in operation, and any party inside sustains an injury, seeking legal help may be necessary.
The Law Offices of Paul offer Connecticut bus accident attorneys who can help you seek the right medical professionals for proper evaluation and treatment of your injuries. Even if you leave an accident feeling ok at the time, that doesn't mean you haven't sustained some level of injury that may reveal itself later on. Don't hesitate when it comes to your health and get checked out by experienced medical professionals well versed in bus accidents who can assess your condition.
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Disclaimer: As active members in our local and statewide communities, we are saddened by these accidents and our hearts go out to the friends, family, and victims affected by them. Our intent in these posts is to raise awareness in our community of the dangers involved in these activities and to hopefully prevent future injuries. This information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should always speak with an experienced legal professional about your case.