A devastating tour bus crash in Yucaipa, California has taken the lives of at least eight people and injured 38 on Sunday, February 3, 2013 around 6:30 p.m., according to CBS News. The bus lost control while traveling down a mountain road in Southern California, striking a car, rolling over and then sliding on its side into a pick-up truck.
Several passengers were ejected and emergency crews had to free others who were trapped in the bus. The dozens injured were taken to hospitals in the area, one of them in critical condition.
The tour bus was on its way back to Tijuana, Mexico after visiting Big Bear Lake ski resort in Southern California when the accident occurred. According to an article on Reuters.com, the bus driver told California Highway Patrol (CHP) that the bus experienced some type of mechanical failure at the time of the crash. Unconfirmed reports of brake issues have been cited. There are no immediate indications whether other factors, such as road conditions or alcohol or drug impairment, played any role in the crash.
Whether the bus experienced brake failure or the accident was caused by driver negligence, the injured victims and families of those killed may be entitled to hold the at-fault party accountable for what happened. At the Jurewitz Law Group, our experienced bus accident attorneys in San Diego are committed to helping victims of negligence obtain justice and the compensation they need to recover from their losses.
If you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options, please contact us online for a consultation, or call us at (888) 233-5020.
"iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove suffered a broken ankle in a truck accident when her tour bus crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer on I-70 in Illinois‚ just outside of Vandalia on the morning of August 11‚ 2011.
According to local reports‚ the bus hit a part of the overturned semi that was blocking one of the lanes. According to the 18-year old Nickelodeon star‚ it was pitch black outside when her tour bus‚ en route to Kansas‚ collided with the truck. Rather than swerving and potentially overturning the bus‚ the bus driver decided to hit the brakes and face the semi head on. Miranda says this may have saved her life.
There were 5 passengers on the bus‚ including the star’s mother who was also bruised and banged up. The bus driver was in critical condition and had to be airlifted from the crash scene to a nearby hospital to receive 45 stitches. The victims can consult with a personal injury lawyer to file claims with the musician’s management company to get the money they need to cover damages and medical bills.
Fortunately‚ all 5 passengers will make a full recovery. Cosgrove’s "Dancing Crazy Tour" will be postponed until furthernotice.
Our law office offers our sincere condolences to the victims‚ their families‚ and Cosgrove’s fans. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus or truck accident in San Diego‚ please contact an auto accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group to get you the coverage you need to get back on your feet. Call our law office at 888-233-5020 to set up a free consultation.
Two people suffered critical injuries in a San Diego bus accident that occurred on May 26‚ 2011‚ around 6:10 a.m. at Murray Ridge Road inSerra Mesa. According to the CHP‚ light-colored Mercedes SUV collided with the rear side of a school bus on southbound Interstate 805 (I-805).
Two passengers in the SUV were hurt and immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Fortunately there were no children in the bus when the accident occurred. From the available information‚ it is unclear what made the SUV driver rear end the bus.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. There are several possibilities. Did the bus driver apply breaks suddenly? Was the SUV driver in alert state? It could have been anyone’s fault. An outside factor like bad condition of the road or mechanical failure could also be the possible reasons for the accident.
Regardless‚ the injured motorist should immediately consult with an experienced San Diego bus accident lawyer who would hire a trained private investigator to investigate how the accident occurred and to determine if there are any facts which would suggest that the accident was the cause of someone else’s negligence.
An experienced traffic lawyer will make it easy for the victims to obtain compensation to cover treatment‚ medical costs‚ and other accident-related expenses.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the victims heal soon and they recover to their full health.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured or killed in bus accidents in San Diego and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a bus accident in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s California car accident book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
An unidentified 63-year-old driver crashed a school bus outside a Rancho Penasquitos elementary school on Tuesday‚ May 10‚ 2011‚ around 1:30 p.m. According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department‚ the bus driver lost control of the vehicle collided with several cars‚ trees and then drove into a home after crossing Russet Leaf Lane.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said that the Poway Unified School District vehicle veered onto a nearby embankment‚ struck two small trees‚ hit a parked car with a woman and her young daughter in it in front of Deer Canyon Elementary School and then crashed into the closed garage of an unoccupied home.
Fortunately the mother and her daughter escaped unhurt in this serious bus accident. The bus driver‚ however‚ suffered minor pains and bruises and was immediately transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital for treatment. From the available information‚ it is unclear what made the bus driver lose control of the vehicle and smash it into the house. If it is found that the accident was due to bus driver’s negligence‚ the driver‚ along the company he works for‚ can be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victims and for the damage done to the house. The injured victims should immediately get in touch with an experienced vehicle accident lawyer serving San Diego County to obtain a fair compensation to cover treatment‚ medical and hospitalization expenses.
Ross Jurewitz is a car accident lawyer serving San Diego County and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s California car accident book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.