One man was killed in a South Los Angeles school bus accident Aug. 16, the Los Angeles Times reports. The school bus collided with a Nissan compact car on East Slauson Avenue east of Avalon Boulevard, according to Los Angles police officials.
There were no children or other passengers on the school bus, but the impact of the crash is believed to have killed the 30-year-old driver of the Nissan on the spot. A 24-year-old passenger in the Nissan suffered minor injuries. The school bus driver was reportedly uninjured. Officials have not released the names of the deceased victim and injured passenger.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family of the man who was killed in this school bus accident. I wish the injured person a speedy recovery. I’m also extremely relieved that there were no children or other passengers in the school bus at the time of this accident. It is too soon to tell what may have caused this accident or who may have been at fault for this accident.
If the school bus driver was at fault, then he and his employer – the school district concerned – could be held responsible for the accident, injuries and loss. Although the school bus was not transporting children at the time of the accident, the bus driver will be considered “on the job.”
I’d strongly recommend that the family of the deceased driver and the injured victim retain the services of a skilled Southern California personal injury lawyer, who will protect their rights and secure them the compensation they are entitled to. An experienced and resourceful personal injury lawyer will conduct an in-depth investigation into the incident and find out exactly what caused the accident and who was responsible for it.
California law enforcement agencies simply do not have the manpower, resources and the time to follow through on traffic accident investigations. Remember that accident victims and their families must file claims against governmental agencies within 180 days in personal injury cases.