Scots holidaymakers sue Jet2 after Tenerife bus crash
Holidaymakers involved in a horrific bus crash in Tenerife are taking their tour provider Jet2 to court.
More than 60 people were injured in the accident which happened in December at Tenerife Airport. Twelve of those passengers are suing the holiday frim through Digby Brown Solicitors.
According to police reports, a lorry carrying concrete pillars crashed into the side of the transfer bus which was carrying passengers from the plane, which had just landed from Glasgow Airport. The plane which had landed at Tenerife South Airport had around 150 people on-board.
Some passengers suffered fractured limbs while others suffered from cuts from the broken glass as a result of the accident.
Mark Gibson, of Digby Brown, said: “This was a harrowing incident for the passengers. Those affected included elderly passengers or families with small children.
“Dozens were left with significant physical injuries while others are still suffering from mental trauma of being involved in a significant traffic collision.
“It has emerged in our investigations that some passengers, despite nursing multiple injuries, were reluctant to seek medical help as they were fearful about the upfront cost of medical care.
“Clearly this had a significant impact on their ability to enjoy holidays that they had been looking forward to for some time.”
Some passengers from the Glasgow flight were said to be still shaken on their return home.
Mr Gibson added: “The civil claims are made possible against Jet2, without the need to sue abroad, due to an International Treaty called the Montreal Convention which provides that an airline is responsible for the safety and welfare of passengers until they have completed the disembarkation process.
“We are now pursuing a number of civil claims against Jet2 with the view of securing fair settlement for these holidaymakers.”
According to Jet2, they have not yet received any notification of any legal action being taken against them for the accident.