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Lawsuit filed after fatal tour bus crash near Grand Canyon on Jan. 22

GRAND CANYON BUS CRASH
Posted at 2:50 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 03:17:11-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas law firm Eglet Adams has filed a complaint against Comedy on Deck Tours, a Las Vegas tour bus company, and its driver, who caused a catastrophic collision outside the Grand Canyon National Park on Jan. 22.

The complaint, filed on behalf of Sandra Jean McDougal and Eddie Junior Blocker, alleges that the tour bus driver was negligent and traveling in excess of the speed limit.

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The Plaintiffs, claiming personal injuries which could be permanent and disabling are suing for pain, suffering, anxiety, disability, emotional distress, loss of earning capacity and damages for past and future medical treatment.

The complaint further alleges that the driver was inexperienced, incompetent and unfit to drive a commercial tour bus. The complaint also alleges that Comedy On Deck Tours was responsible for the hiring, training, retaining, supervision and control of the driver who caused the collision.

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More than 40 passengers were on the bus at the time of the collision. Comedy on Deck Tours brings customers from the Las Vegas Strip to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon West by tours guided by professional comedians, according to the company’s website.

According to records, a decade ago, Comedy On Deck Tours agreed to a $1,980 settlement with regulators for violating a policy that bars commercial vehicles from operating without authorization from federal transportation officials.

Attorneys are seeking a jury trial in Clark County District Court.