The families of two South Texas middle school teachers, who were among 11 people killed in Mexico when their bus was hit by a drunken driver’s tractor-trailer, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the tour and bus companies. It’s alleged in the suit against Monterrey-based Grupo Senda Autotransporte and McAllen-based Viva Mexico Tours that the companies failed to provide safe transportation and subjected passengers to “an unusual risk of injury.” Viva Mexico Tours hired the Grupo Senda bus.
The families seek damages for physical pain, suffering and mental anguish, and want reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. It’s claimed that the tour company broke its promise to repay surviving family members for costs associated with funeral and medical expenses.
The two teachers were on a spring break tour of northern Mexico in March when a drunken driver lost control of his tractor-trailer and slammed into the bus carrying Americans and Canadians. Eleven people, including the two teachers and the bus driver, died on the stretch of highway near Saltillo, Mexico. Sixteen other passengers on the bus were injured. The passengers were on the first day of a four-day excursion to the Mexican cities of Zacatecas and Real de Catorce. Mexican authorities said the truck driver, Julio Cesar Rodriguez Garcia of Saltillo, was intoxicated and would face manslaughter charges.
Source: Insurance Journal
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