In a horrific motor vehicle accident early this morning, six people died and more than 34 were injured, at least four critically, when a Greyhound bus collided with two other vehicles on a California Highway 99 near Fresno. California highway patrol officers reported that the bus appeared to have struck an overturned SUV that was sitting in the highway’s fast lane, then crashed into a second vehicle before running down an embankment and smashing into a large tree. The severe personal injury traffic accident occurred at about 2:15 a.m. local time. Police are investigating. Our firm is here to help!
Just last week, one adult and two children suffered personal injuries when a school bus hit a car and crashed into a building in the Andorra section of Philadelphia. And in May, another Philadelphia bus accident sent 14 people to the hospital with serious personal injuries. In that Port Richmond accident, a bus driver for Del Val Staffing lost control of a bus carrying 22 people while exiting I-95 at Allegheny/Castor Avenue, The bus hit a light pole then flipped over several times before coming to a halt in the middle of East Westmoreland Street. Twenty-one people were injured, 14 seriously enough to require hospital treatment. One bus passenger who suffered a severe blow and cut to his head during the Philadelphia bus accident was listed in critical condition.
Unlike cars and trucks, seatbelt laws do not apply to buses. Despite sometimes tragic personal injury accidents like the ones noted above, very few buses even offer passengers the option to buckle up. Due to their open, boxy construction, buses do little to protect their passengers when accidents occur. The result can be serious personal injury and death. The Pearce Law Firm can help accident victims navigate the complexities of bus accident claims and protect their rights.