On the morning of Thursday, October 18, ten people were injured in a bus crash in Long Beach. While traveling westbound on Seventh Street, a white Audi sedan collided with a compact Ford that was traveling southbound on Atlantic Avenue, the impact sending it onto the sidewalk. A Long Beach transit bus then hit the Audi. Ten people suffered moderate injury in the accident.
“After an accident resulting in injury, the victims may seek compensation from the at-fault party for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California bus accident lawyer James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Throughout the city of Long Beach, 1,874 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current data. The agency compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest. That year, Long Beach ranked 9th out of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000 residents for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the ten people who were injured in the bus crash in Long Beach.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram originally reported this crash.
Resources for accident victims, such as books and articles on the injury claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California bus accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.