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Four people were hospitalized with injuries in a Menifee school bus accident after a school bus carrying students from Paloma Valley High School collided with a car. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Holland and Evans roads in Menifee. Officials say a black Nissan Sentra was traveling east on Holland Road when it collided with the bus as it made a left turn from Evans Road. Police are looking into the car’s rate of speed at the time of the incident. Continue reading →

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Twelve people were injured in a tour bus accident in Baldwin Park after the bus collided with street sweeper truck on the 10 Freeway.

According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the injury collision occurred the morning of November 15, 2015 on the eastbound 10 Freeway just west of the 605 Freeway.

California Highway Patrol officials said 11 people from the bus were treated for minor to moderate injuries.

One person from the Caltrans street sweeper was Continue reading →

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Halloween Bus AccidentLauren Guerra, 36, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a bus company after she says she was left permanently cross-eyed from an injury she suffered on a Starline Tours Halloween party bus two years ago.

According to a KTLA news report, the woman was in the upper level of the double-decker tour bus when she was hit in the head by a tree branch, which fractured the orbital bone around her eye.

Guerra said in the lawsuit that her medical bills alone cost her $300,000. Continue reading →

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School Bus AccidentTwo students were injured in a school bus accident in Anaheim after the bus in which they were traveling collided with two other crashed vehicles at a street intersection.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred the morning of September 17, 2015 near East La Palma Avenue and North Pauline Street.

California Highway Patrol officials said a stake bed truck, a Honda Civic and the school bus, which was filled with 47 students, collided.

Two students, 9 and 10, complained of pain. One may have hurt Continue reading →

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Charter Bus AccidentA California state lawmaker has proposed sweeping bus safety reforms recommended by federal officials who investigated a fiery bus crash in Northern California that killed eight people including five Los Angeles area high school students who were on a college tour.

According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, Senator Ricardo Lara, a Democrat from Bell Gardens, has introduced legislation that requires charter bus operators to conduct safety briefings and to have labeled emergency exits like those on airplanes.

Lara has said he hopes these mandates will provide bus passengers a Continue reading →

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Francisco Velasquez Ramirez, 72, Santa Ana was injured in a pedestrian accident after a school bus struck him in a marked crosswalk.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred the afternoon of May 11, 2015.

Officials say the man was going east on West Wilshire Avenue when he was signaled to Continue reading →

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A former school bus driver who officials say passed out while taking a group of kids home and crashed into a tree is facing felony child abuse and endangerment as a well ad perjury charges in connection with a school bus crash in Anaheim Hills on April 24, 2014.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, 25-year-old Gerald Douglas Rupple, was arrested this week in connection with Continue reading →

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Nine people were injured when a driver ran a red light and hit an Orange County Transportation Authority bus the night of June 3, 2014.

The Orange County Register reports that the incident occurred at the intersection of 17th Street and Fairview Road.

Officials say the OCTA bus was traveling west on 17th Street when a Toyota going north on Fairview ran a red light and struck the bus.

The impact of the collision pushed the bus into a Continue reading →

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A school bus accident in Anaheim Hills has left three students and the bus driver seriously injured after the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees the afternoon of April 24, 2014. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash, involving an Orange Unified School District bus was reported on Nohl Ranch Canyon Road near East Walnut Canyon Road. Anaheim police officials say the bus left the roadway and struck a tree and a lamppost. Investigators are not clear why the driver lost control of the bus.
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At least 14 people were injured, one seriously, when a Riverside Transit Authority bus, a car and a tow truck crashed the morning of December 19, 2013. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred at Highway 74 and Briggs Road in Romoland. California Highway Patrol officials said the bus was heading west approaching Briggs Road in rainy weather when it slid and spun sideways striking a Pontiac Bonneville that was traveling in the opposite direction. A tow truck following the Bonneville also hit the car.

A 48-year old woman driving the car suffered major injuries and was transported to a regional hospital for treatment. Fire officials said 14 people including the car’s driver were transported to hospitals. Two suffered serious injuries and 12 others suffered minor to moderate injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Investigators are also performing a mechanical inspection of the bus.
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