A group of Morehouse College band members were injured on Saturday morning when the bus that was carrying them to a football game in Albany, flipped over on I-75 south in Henry County.
According to Fox News, there were 42 members of the Morehouse College marching band in the bus, which hydroplaned on the wet roads, skidded off the highway and rolled into a ditch. At least 13 of the band members had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that are not reported to be life threatening. Twenty nine other passengers also had to be taken to hospitals to check on other less serious injuries.
According to Henry County police, the road was slick from recent rains in the area, and that could have played a part in the crash.
There is no information yet on the causes of the accident, but as Georgia bus accident lawyers, we would be very interested to know the speed of the bus at the time of the crash. If the roads were wet as Henry County police say, then the driver had a duty to drive cautiously. Wet roads demand extra careful driving, slowing down speed limits, and greater attention to the road.
Meanwhile, according to new details coming in via CNN, the bus company that owned the bus did not have a permit to operate in Georgia. According to the Georgia Public Service Commission, Superior Transportation Group is not licensed to operate in the state, and according to the PSCs website, the company has one complaint on file for 2008.