CHICAGO — Hockey players, parents, and two coaches from St. Ignatius College Prep have filed a lawsuit over the crash that injured 16 students.

A news conference was held on Tuesday at the Cavanagh Law Group offices in downtown Chicago to announce the details of the three-count suit against semi-truck driver Victor Santos and four trucking companies. Sixteen families are represented in the lawsuit filed on Monday in Kosciusko County, Indiana.

At the news conference, the parents involved in the suit argued that the driver should have never been hired for that job due to his history.

“You think that your child is going to be safe,” said Eileen Murphy, a parent of one of the injured players.

While she says she is grateful that no one died, Murphy believes Santos should never be allowed to drive a bus or semi-truck.

“There needs to be accountability,” she said.

Santos, of New York, was arrested at the scene and charged with multiple felony counts of impaired driving and unlawful gun possession.

Per the Cavanagh Law Group, Santos was previously charged with failure to comply with federal motor carrier safety regulations and failure to register under the unified carrier registration system in Indiana.

The civil suit names Santos and accuses four trucking companies of negligence and willful and wanton disregard for safety.

“Most companies would have had a responsibility based on federal law and the motor carrier safety regulations to place a safe truck driver in the truck. They did not do that. We want to know why because this man is a criminal,” said attorney Tim Cavanagh.

Around 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, police say the semi-truck went through a red light and struck the JV hockey team’s bus in Warsaw, Indiana as it was headed back to their hotel after a tournament.

The semi-truck had been driven erratically and traveling at a high rate of speed, police added.

Three students were critically injured in the crash.

Jeff Rogers, the varsity coach for St. Ignatius, whose son plays on the JV team, sustained a broken pelvis and other broken bones in the crash.

“We want him obviously off the road,” Rogers said. “We want to make sure that this sort of thing never happens to any other school, any other team, any other group of young men or women that have to ever go through something like this.”

One student remains hospitalized, while a few others have yet to return to school due to injuries sustained in the crash.