A four bus crash in Los Angeles has resulted in eight injuries to both prison inmates and military personnel. According to the Los Angeles Times, the bus accident caused the shutting of the 5 freeway northbound in Commerce.
Three of the buses were carrying military personnel and the fourth bus was carrying Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmates. Six military personnel were injured as well as two inmates. One Los Angeles bus accident victim suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
The four buses were traveling in a line, following each other in the fast lane of the 5 freeway, south of Washington Boulevard when the Los Angeles bus crash occurred. Apparently a car slowed in front of the first bus, which was carrying the inmates. The bus driver slammed his brakes, which lead to the multi bus collision in Commerce.
In bus collisions, often the passengers are not wearing seat belts, which can lead to severe injuries in serious accidents. Because buses have a much longer braking time than a smaller car, bus drivers should always keep a larger space cushion between the bus and the cars or buses around them. In a scenario like this, with the buses traveling in the fast lane, probably at high speeds, an extra cushion could have prevented this bus accident.
While the order of the impacts is not known at this time, all of the bus drivers may share some responsibility for this Los Angeles freeway accident due to not keeping adequate space in front of them while driving on the freeway. If a car was impacted by all of these buses, the injuries could have been far worse.
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