Several people may have been injured in a Riverside car accident after a bus crashed into several vehicles on the 215 Freeway near Iowa Avenue the evening of October 24, 2009. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the bus struck several vehicles and one of them reportedly caught fire. It is not clear who or how many people were injured in this collision.
I hope no one suffered serious injuries in this bus-car collision. If anyone did suffer injuries I wish them the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
Riverside Car and Bus Accidents
There were 29 deaths and 1,891 injuries involving car accidents in Riverside, California, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In Riverside County as a whole, 279 fatalities and 9,925 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007. According to the Department of Transportation’s bus accident statistics, there were 322 bus crash fatalities and 15,888 injuries nationwide in 2007. In California alone, 40 deaths and 1,307 injuries were reported as a result of bus accidents in 2007.
This news report offers very little information on what seems to have been a serious crash with possible serious injuries. Based on this report, the bus crashed into the vehicles. It is not clear how or why that may have happened. There are a lot more questions than answers here. Did the bus driver lose control of his vehicle? Did the brakes on the bus fail? Did another vehicle force the bus driver to lose control? What kind of bus was it – a transit bus or a tour bus? Was anyone on the bus injured? Was there an auto product defect or a mechanical malfunction that caused this accident? The answers to these questions will hopefully help determine who or what caused this bus accident.
Contacting an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
In such cases, injured victims would be well-advised to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in California, who will remain on their side, fight for their rights and make sure they get fair compensation for their injuries damages and laws. Bus operators, whether they are public transit or private carriers – owe their passengers the “highest duty of care,” which means that they are responsible for the safe transit of their passengers.
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