Our readers are probably aware of the plaintiff law firm of Dudley DeBosier, which has worked hard to establish a reputation as the most aggressive advertisers in the city’s legal community. These guys advertise everywhere – on TV, radio, billboards, bus benches and on buses themselves. They’re even the Official Injury Lawyers Of LSU Athletics, which has irritated no small number of people.
We did mention Dudley DeBosier advertises on the sides of buses, right? Well, if you didn’t know that before you’ll certainly know it now – because that fact animates perhaps – as the headline says – the greatest news photo in the history of Baton Rouge.
And another view…
The CATS bus decorated with Dudley DeBosier ads hit a house.
And yes, passengers on the bus were injured. Thankfully, not seriously. And thankfully, if unsurprisingly, there weren’t many injuries (because there weren’t many passengers, as is typical of CATS buses).
The word is the bus had “mechanical problems,” which caused it to hit another vehicle and then carom into the house. CATS’ statement…
“CATS is investigating the incident that occurred this morning in the 3300 block of North Boulevard. First, our thoughts are with the inured [sic] passengers and operator as well. We are working to have an independent party conduct a Commercial Driver Inspection inspection [sic] to determine if there are any safety hazards present. We will continue to work with law enforcement to determine the cause of the accident. As we learn more facts about what occurred, we will provide an update.“
For us this incident is a revelation. We’re rethinking our attitude on the $18 million in abject waste per year funneled to CATS via the property tax passed a couple of years ago. Frankly, the image above is priceless.