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According to local rescue and law enforcement authorities at the scene of the tragic accident at least 2 passengers are reported to have died in the casino tour bus accident on North Texas State Highway 16. Lonny Haschel a Texas State Trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety stated the bus was carrying around 30 passengers when it slid off the highway in Irving, a Texas town just east of the Dallas Fort-Worth metropolis. Trooper Kyle Bradford told CBS affiliate KTVT, “There was one individual that was pinned in” the bus but has since been rescued by local emergency responders. The Chartered tour bus is owned by Cardinal Coach Lines a Texas company headquartered in Mansfield. According to investigators at the scene of the bus accident the vehicle was carrying passengers to the Choctow casino in Oklahoma about 100 miles from the accident location. Liability for Tour Bus Accidents: Chartered bus and Tour bus companies are regarded under Common Law as common carriers which are held at a higher standerd of care than other motorists on the road. They can be held to be liable for any harm resulting from accidents. Wrongful death claims against Tour bus carriers: In certain jurisdictions including the State of Texas certain relatives of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death cause of action against all at fault parties. Wrongful death claims usually require the showing of three factors (1) Death took place because of the conduct of another person on entity (2) The defendant had a duty to refrain from the negligent conduct resulting in the harm (3) The deceased has relatives who under Texas wrongful death laws have the right to bring a cause of action.