The suit further alleged that at the time of the accident the weather was freezing. There were patches of snow and ice upon the roadway and fog in places. Yet, the driver did not adequately slow the bus to a safe speed given the hazardous conditions present. As a result, in the vicinity of mile marker 227 on I-84, driver Hwang lost control of the tour bus as it began to slide erratically from side to side, then spun 360 degrees to crash through a guardrail to flip end-over-end as it careened hundreds of feet down a steep embankment on Deadman Pass a few miles east of Pendleton, Oregon. Nine people died and dozens more were injured.The complaint alleges: "While the bus was not outfitted with seat belts, neither of these plaintiff boys was ejected. Chae was knocked unconscious and An fainted. When they recovered consciousness, they awoke to a nightmarish scene of dead and wounded passengers, people screaming and crying all around them; some pinned in the bus, while others lay crying and yelling for help both inside the bus and strewn in the snow outside. The boys did what they could to assist others and then when help arrived they eventually made their way back up to the highway where they were taken by ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon."
Oregon Bus Crash Victims File Suit
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