Bus Driver in Deadly Crash Charged with Manslaughter

By Peter DePaolis

Kin Yiu Cheung, the 37-year-old bus driver from Flushing, NY, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the aftermath of the Virginia bus accident that killed four passengers and injured more than 50 others.

Authorities cite fatigue as the cause of the crash. Cheung was driving a Sky Express bus on I-95 from Greensboro to New York City when he swerved off the highway during the early morning and hit an embankment.

Sky Express has a history of safety violations, and at the time of the accident, Sky Express was on the verge of a shutdown by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The company had no comment with regard to the charges against Cheung.

Contact a Northern Virginia personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you suffer injuries in a bus accident. Peter DePaolis is an experienced Northern Virginia personal injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis who can help you recover fair financial compensation from the responsible parties.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.