A charter bus on the rain-slicked 15 Freeway in San Diego County rolled down an embankment near Fallbrook the morning of Feb. 22, killing three people, leaving a 5-year-old in critical condition and injuring 17 others. According to an NBC news report, the bus was carrying 21 passengers. Eighteen were thrown from the bus, scattered throughout the area, and one of the dead passengers was trapped under the vehicle after it landed on its roof. California Highway Patrol officials said the charter bus lost control and went over the side of the road. No other vehicles seemed to be involved, officials said. Continue reading →
A charter bus crash in the San Fernando Valley sent dozens of people to the hospital and triggered additional crashes. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of Oct. 14 when the bus that was traveling north on the 405 Freeway in the North Hills area crashed into a number of other vehicles. The bus then slammed through the concrete center divider sending it into the other side of the freeway. It then struck a number of vehicles in the southbound lanes. Continue reading →
Seven people were injured, two of them seriously, in a bus accident when a Los Angeles Metro bus collided with a SUV in downtown Los Angeles early morning on August 30, 2017. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred near Broadway and Olympic Boulevard when authorities suspect one of the drivers ran a red light. However, officials still have not determined which driver ran the light or caused the accident. The bus struck and toppled a streetlight before going onto the sidewalk.
Two people, including the driver of the SUV and one of the people on the bus, were seriously injured although their injuries were Continue reading →
At least 14 passengers were injured in a bus accident after a Greyhound bus ran off Highway 99 in Tulare County. According to a news report in The Fresno Bee, the incident occurred the morning of October 19, 2016. The bus carrying about 30 passengers veered off the southbound lanes of the highway near Traver and drove across a frontage road and into a field. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Lauren 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 →
Two 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 →
A 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 →
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 →