One person suffered injuries in a San Diego car accident on Interstate 805 (I-805) after a school bus was rear-ended by a car around 6:10 a.m. on September 28‚ 2010. The bus was struck in the southbound lanes of the freeway near State Route 163 (SR-163) and then went off the roadway shoulder and finally crashed into a tree.
One of the drivers suffered injuries‚ but it is not clear which one. From the available information it appears that the school bus driver may have been injured due to the great damage to the front of the bus. Fortunately‚ there were no students on the bus when this accident occurred. An investigation is ongoing to know the exact reason of this car versus bus accident.
Rear-end car crashes on highways often occur when one driver is following too close behind another vehicle or is distracted at the time of the collision. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21703‚ “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent‚ having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon‚ and the condition of‚ the roadway.”
California Vehicle Code Section 21704 also states that the driver “shall keep the vehicle he is driving at a distance of not less than 300 feet to the rear of any other motor vehicle subject to such speed restriction which is preceding it.”
If the car driver is determined to be at fault here‚ then he or she could be held liable for the school bus driver’s injuries. Accident victims in such cases should contact a San Diego bus accident lawyer‚ who will advise them about their legal rights and options.
We express our sincere sympathies to the injured bus driver and hope that he recovers to his health completely.
Ross Jurewitz is a bus accident lawyer in San Diego and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured in a car accident. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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