Switzerland Coach Crash: Legal Experts Call For Swift Answers

More Than 40 People Hurt In Collision Near Zurich


Specialist lawyers acting for victims of major coach crashes in the UK and abroad have revealed hopes that swift answers will be provided in relation to a collision in Switzerland last week which left 41 people injured.

The incident on Friday (September 4th) occurred around 25 miles from Zurich as the vehicle was bringing holidaymakers back from a break in Italy, with four people suffering serious injuries in the crash and the driver also needing to be cut from the wreckage.

It is believed the collision involved four lorries and happened while the coach was at construction works on the A2 motorway. Investigations are currently ongoing.

Specialist serious injury lawyers in Irwin Mitchell’s International Personal Injury team represent people injured in similar incidents in countries across the world including the US, Switzerland, Germany, Bulgaria and Italy.

The team also notably acts for children and staff from Brentwood School in Essex who were injured in a crash in Belgium earlier this year, as well as British passengers injured in a coach crash in France in January.

They also represent pupils and workers from Alvechurch School in the Midlands who were injured when a coach carrying them back from a ski trip crashed in France in 2012.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a road traffic accident while on holiday or working abroad, our specialist holiday accidents & illness claims team could help you to secure the compensation you deserve. See our Road Traffic Accident Abroad Claims page for more information.

Expert Opinion
“It is very concerning to hear reports of this incident in Switzerland and it is clear that the priority at this stage must be ensuring that injured passengers continue to receive the support they require in relation to both their physical and psychological injuries.

“It is also important that the focus remains on developing an understanding as to how this incident occurred and examining what, if anything, can be done to prevent future incidents of the same nature.

“Sadly this is one of several major coach crashes to emerge in recent years and while it remains too early to say what caused this latest crash, it is vital – where possible – that lessons are learned.”
Philip Banks, Partner