ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Two people have sued a California-based trucking company whose semitrailer crashed into a commercial bus on a New Mexico interstate, killing eight and injuring numerous others.
An Albuquerque law firm filed separate lawsuits on behalf of two bus passengers. They weren’t named in the claims, but one is from Arizona, and the other is from Ohio.
Attorney Bryan Williams said there are concerns about proper maintenance and inspection of a tire.
Authorities say “tire failure” sent the semitruck careening across the median and crashing head-on into the Greyhound bus.
The complaints alleged negligence on behalf of the unnamed truck driver and JAG Transportation Inc.
They include a recent safety report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that shows the company has reported three crashes in the last 24 months.
A woman who answered the phone at the company’s office Friday said no one was available to comment.