Officials are searching for a driver who they believe fled the scene of a crash involving a stolen truck, a vehicle and a Lynx bus.
The Florida Highway Patrol Orlando said it is investigating a crash involving a Lynx bus.
Troopers said the accident happened Sunday afternoon near Texas Avenue and Honour Road when the driver of a Nissan pulled in front of a pickup truck and a bus along Texas Avenue.
A witness said a driver came toward her and other oncoming traffic to avoid the crash. The driver lost control and slammed into a wall, the witness said.
Officials said the crash was a hit-and-run, as the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene.
Two people from the Nissan and four other people were taken to the hospital for treatment. The severity of their injuries is not yet known.
FHP officials and deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office are working to find the driver who fled the scene.
Many people use public transportation, such as Lynx buses as opposed to their own vehicles for numerous reasons like saving money on gas, convenience, and reduced emissions. Some transit riders simply prefer to relax and do other things rather than focus on driving their own car in traffic.
While it is true that you are more likely to be injured while driving your own vehicle than while riding on a bus or public transit, serious injuries and fatalities can and do happen when accidents occur involving buses, trains, light rail, and hired transport.
What Does Lynx Do after a Bus Accident?
You may be wondering what Lynx does after a bus accident occurs. The first thing Lynx representatives will do is have passengers complete forms. Any information you provide could be used against you during a lawsuit if it’s beneficial to Lynx. On that same note, anything that could help your case and points the blame on Lynx could go undiscovered.
After passengers complete these forms, Lynx will then try and get statements on the record from passengers involved in the bus accident. They will use professionals who have been trained to ask questions that could get you to answer in a way that is harmful to your potential case and beneficial to theirs. Because of this, our Florida Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton urge you to refrain from signing any forms or making any statements without an attorney present.
The last thing that Lynx will do after an accident happens is reach out with a settlement offer. Lynx representatives will reach out to the injured passengers or family members of a deceased person and likely give an offer way below what the case is actually worth. Before they disburse your settlement, they will ask you to sign a settlement agreement that waives your right to file suit against them. Again, our Florida Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton strongly recommend having a lawyer on your side who can advise you on how to proceed with your case for financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Lynx bus accident or a crash involving a taxi, Uber, or Lyft driver, our Florida Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you understand what steps to take next. We have the experience needed to help victims of transit accidents obtain the financial compensation they deserve for the injuries they have suffered. We help injury victims throughout the state of Florida who were harmed while aboard a hotel shuttle bus, theme park trolley, monorail, limousine, rental car, or any hired vehicle of any kind.
It is important to note that the window of time available to take legal action following a Lynx bus-related accident is very short, especially due to the complex process of filing claims against the government and commercially owned bus lines. It is essential to act fast after a bus accident of this kind. Our Florida Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are experienced with the filing process specific to Lynx bus-related accidents within the state of Florida. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case with you and make sure you understand your legal rights. We fully understand how frustrating it can be when you are injured in an accident that was in no way your fault. Life after a serious accident can be physically and emotionally taxing and navigating the legal process to obtain financial compensation can be overwhelming. We can handle all the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on healing. Your consultation with us is always free and you will never owe us any fees unless we recover a monetary award on your behalf.