Passengers report that a sleepy driver caused a Bus Crash near Mena, Arkansas. The accident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. when a passenger bus with Jefferson Bus Lines crashed into a wooded area near Hwy. 71, north of the Polk County line. Initial reports suggest that the driver fell asleep causing the bus crash.
The bus was en route to Texarkana from Fort Smith when it ran off the road and crashed. Bus accidents caused by the negligence of the driver are serious and require a thorough and prompt investigation. It is important that the passengers report all injuries and seek medical attention immediately. Bus companies and their insurance adjusters often try to minimize the injuries of the riders and try to reach quick injury settlements before the full extent of the injury is known to the victim. Therefore, all injured bus accident victims should contact an Arkansas bus accident lawyer to discuss their legal rights.