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A Riverside bus accident today, involving a big rig truck and other vehicles, has resulted in the deaths of four bus passengers. The bus was operated by El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express Inc. In addition to the bus accident wrongful death victims, the 30 other people on the bus were taken to local hospitals for their bus accident injuries. According to the LA Times, the accident occurred early this morning on Interstate 10 in Riverside, California.

It appears that this chain reaction bus accident in Riverside may have been initiated by a big rig truck that lost control on the freeway, hitting the center divider and spilling the pipes that it was carrying. Eventually, the bus, on the other side of the freeway, crashed and rolled off of the freeway.

Whenever there is a big rig truck accident in the early hours of the morning, there is always a possible issue as to whether the truck driver was taking appropriate rest stops and had slept enough prior the collision. This information should be obtainable by a California truck accident lawyer, including through depositions, subpoenas and written discovery. Fortunately, big rig trucks normally are covered by a commercial insurance policy, which we hope will have enough coverage for the wrongful death damages and to cover the injuries suffered by the other passengers.

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An Anaheim school bus accident earlier today caused serious injuries to two students and the driver of the bus, when the bus crashed into a tree. According to the Los Angeles Times, the school bus was carrying eleven students at the time of the bus crash and other students sustained what were described as “minor” injuries when the bus hit the tree. Fortunately, according to officials from the local fire department, the critical injuries suffered by the two students do not look like life threatening types of injuries.

According to one student, Solymar Colling, a 14 year old sitting in the bus, the bus kept accelerating and did not slow down before hitting the tree. She said that students in the bus were screaming prior to the bus crash. Another student, who was in a nearby car, said he saw the bus swerving prior to the crash.

The driver of the bus, who has worked for the Orange Unified School District since 2010, who had to be taken out of the bus by the fire department, has not yet been identified. The California Highway Patrol, who are investigating the cause of this bus crash in Anaheim, will be interviewing the driver in the hospital.

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CNN is reporting that a total of 10 people have passed away due to the Fed-Ex big rig truck crash with the bus in Orland, California yesterday. The fatalities from the Northern California bus crash include the drivers of both the FedEx truck and the bus that was carrying students to visit Humboldt State University.

In addition to the drivers, five high school students were killed in this tragic accident, as well as three people who were chaperones for the students. Reports indicate that the students were in a program designed for disadvantaged high school students, from families with low incomes or would be first generation college attendees. Some of the students on the bus were from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The California Highway Patrol has not yet determined what caused the Fed-Ex big rig truck to cross over the highway median on I-5 and crash head on into the passenger bus. In addition to the fatalities from this California bus crash, over 30 people were taken to hospitals with truck crash injuries.

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A tragic California bus accident today, in which a bus was struck by a Fed-Ex big rig truck, has resulted in at least nine deaths and numerous injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Northern California bus crash occurred when the FedEx truck, traveling southbound, crossed into the opposite direction of Interstate 5, when it crashed into the bus. The bus may have been carrying Los Angeles school students who were in Northern California to visit Humboldt State University, during spring break.

After this terrible bus accident, the bus caught on fire and ended up completely burnt out. It is not clear if the students who were injured escaped the bus before the fire, or if they suffered fire, burn and smoke inhalation injuries as well.
Whether the students on the bus were in fact from Los Angeles has not yet been confirmed. Initial reports suggest that they are high school seniors from a school in South Los Angeles. Our hearts go out to the injured students and the families of the injured and deceased.

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The Thursday morning California tour bus accident on the 210 Freeway, just past the 605 Freeway interchange, allegedly occurred when the bus driver braked hard then swerved across lanes, ending up on its side. The bus had picked up its passengers in Monterey Park and San Gabriel and was going to San Manual Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland when this California bus accident occurred.

Reportedly over 50 passengers were hurt, some with injuries described as moderate. Such injuries typically are not accurately described and often are much more serious and painful to the victims than the investigating police officers state.

A truck driver, Jeff Lewis, who apparently witnessed this bus accident, was reported by the Los Angeles Times to have stated that elderly people ended up stuck on top of each other. He estimated that the bus was going approximately 70 miles per hour before the crash.

As a result of this accident, with so many injured, multiple ambulances and other emergency personnel arrived. A triage was set-up, with a helicopter landing area. As a result, the 210 Freeway was closed with traffic clogged for many hours.

Although the injuries were stated to be minor to moderate, seven passengers hurt in this bus crash were airlifted to hospitals. That does not sound like minor injuries, especially with the high cost for such emergency helicopter air medical service.

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A charter bus accident in Irwindale this morning, occurring on the 210 Freeway, resulted in bus accident injuries to approximately 30 people. Fortunately, according to the Los Angeles Times, none of the bus crash injury victims appear to have sustained critical injuries. However, this was a serious incident this morning in which a bus apparently careened off of the highway and ended up on its side.

Although there was a big rig truck stopped close to the scene of the bus crash, it is not clear if the truck had anything to do with the accident, or if the driver possibly just stopped to help after the accident. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the bus accident and has not yet announced who or what caused this Irwindale, California charter bus accident.

The bus accident, which occurred near the interchange with the 605 Freeway, resulted in all lanes of the 210 freeway being closed. Some of the injured bus passengers had to be airlifted to hospitals for treatment for their injuries.

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The San Bernardino bus accident in Yucaipa, California, over the weekend, has resulted in an eighth fatality, the death of the driver of the pickup truck that was struck by the bus. According to the Los Angeles Times, Fred Bailey Richardson passed away this morning from his truck accident injuries. Richardson had been receiving care at the Intensive Care Unit at Loma Linda University Hospital since the crash.

According to reports, Richardson was driving his pickup truck up California 38, to his home, which was only about four miles away, in Mentone, California, when his truck was struck by the out of control bus. The bus apparently rolled over the pickup truck. The exact cause of the San Bernardino truck accident has not been officially released. However, it has been reported that this particular bus company, Scapadas Magicas, from National City, California, and possibly the specific bus involved in the crash, had a history of safety issues and violations. According to the L.A. Times, this particular bus company was placed on a federal watch list, meant to lead to increased roadside inspections.

The other wrongful death victims of this tragic San Bernardino bus crash included three bus passengers from San Diego, California, and four bus passengers from Tijuana, Mexico.

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A tour bus accident in San Bernardino yesterday has resulted in eight deaths and at least 30 injuries. The San Bernardino bus accident apparently occurred when a tour bus, being operated by Scapadas Magicas of National City, lost control near Yucaipa, California. The tour bus then collided with a truck and a passenger car.

The San Bernardino accident occurred on route 38, which is a mountain road leading from Big Bear Mountain, California. According to the Los Angeles Times, the tour bus appeared to have been from Tijuana and was going back to Tijuana at the time of the Yucapia bus crash.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the truck, with one occupant, was crushed when the bus rolled over it, while the passenger sedan had three occupants. Seven California wrongful death victims were from the tour bus. Among the 27 people who had to be taken to hospitals, about six were listed in critical condition.

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A Metro Blue Line train collided with a Los Angeles city bus this morning at about 7:00 a.m., resulting in injuries to 48 passengers of the train and bus. The Los Angeles train crash occurred near downtown Los Angeles, at the intersection of San Pedro Street and Washington Boulevard.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the train was traveling south on San Pedro while the bus was going westbound on Washington. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that the train did not derail after it collided with the bus. The bus sustained major damage in the Los Angeles train accident and also knocked over a traffic signal.

The bus involved in the crash was an MTA bus, line #51, which, according to a transportation official, was traveling from Wilshire and Figueroa to its destination at the Artesia Transit Center. It was reported that 40 bus passengers were being treated for their bus accident injuries, while eight train passengers were also being treated. The injuries were reported as minor for the bus and train riders.

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A Los Angeles bus crash occurred Wednesday morning when a Metro bus collided with a van in the Westlake/McArthur Park area of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles bus accident happened on Wilshire Boulevard at around 10:30 a.m.

According to the Los Angeles Times, of the 9 people who suffered injury in the bus accident in Los Angeles, six of the people had to be taken to the hospital. The injured passengers were reported to be in fair condition.

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