Thirty-five people are reported dead after a bus carrying pilgrims collided with a truck in Medina, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday evening.
A Saudi police spokesperson said the incident was reported
at 7 pm (16:00 GMT) on a road linking the cities of Mecca and Medina.
The private chartered bus with thirty-nine pilgrims from
Asian and Arab countries is reported to have collided with a heavy truck in the
town of al-Akhal.
As per the police statement, thirty-five people were killed
in the collision.
Four other people were injured in the collision and were
taken to Al-Hamna Hospital for treatment.
The authorities have already launched an investigation to
determine the cause of the deadly collision.
In April 2018, four British pilgrims were killed and 12
others were injured after a bus collided with a fuel tanker in the country.
Earlier in January 2017, six British pilgrims, including a
two-month-old baby who were returning from Mecca, died in a collision involving
a minibus near Medina.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
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