On Saturday, January 24, 2015, a group of approximately 34 people were traveling in a tour bus on Interstate 94 from Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee back to Kenosha. During the trip, the 68-year-old bus driver suddenly collapsed behind the wheel. The bus then started to swerve, veering into the guardrails of the freeway. When passenger Jill Bien realized something was wrong with the bus driver, she was able to take control of the steering wheel and pull the bus over to the side of the road. Eleven passengers suffered minor injuries. Fortunately, due to the quick thinking of Ms. Bien, there were no serious injuries as a result of the incident.
The Wisconsin automobile accident lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. seek to prevent vehicle accidents. We applaud the efforts of Ms. Bien in preventing a serious vehicle accident. We are also involved in a campaign to end vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving, such as texting while driving. Blue thumb bands are available for drivers to show their pledge to not text and drive. Visit our office at 1110 North Old World Third Street, Suite 405, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, e-mail our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 414-224-0400 to get the thumb bands. Also, if you know of a school or group looking to have a distracted driving presentation provided, please contact us and one of our attorneys would be happy to provide a free presentation and thumb bands.