It wasn't how University Of Texas student Nick Engmann wanted to celebrate the end of class. As is tradition, the 18-year-old engineering student ran out onto the street holding a foam sword on Foam Sword Friday, the end-of-semester ritual at the University Of Texas. Suddenly, he found himself flung several feet away, landing on the ground with impact.
In the first few terrifying moments after impact, Engmann was disoriented, and did not even realize that he had been struck by a bus. A Capital Metro bus, which had just run a red light, had struck the young student, leaving him with non-life threatening injuries.
This would have been just another accident with minimal attention, except that someone managed to capture the incident on video, and post it online. The video quickly went viral, and showed the few seconds immediately after the accident. It also shows Engmann bravely getting up and walking away. He was taken to the hospital, and is believed to have suffered minor injuries.
The Capital Metro Bus driver who ran the red light and caused this accident is believed to be a 21-year veteran of the company. He has been placed on administrative leave since the accident, and officials are waiting for the results of drug and alcohol testing that was conducted on him.
Just four days before this accident, there had been a fatal accident involving a 32-year-old father of boys and a Capital Metro Rail train. In that accident, the train struck the man's car, and dragged the car for several feet along the tracks. The 2 children who were in the car managed to survive the accident, but the man died from his injuries.
The Texas bus accident lawyers of Watts Guerra Craft are dedicated to the representation of personal injury victims, including those who have been injured in bus accidents across Texas.blog comments powered by Disqus