At about 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, a U-Haul truck struck a school bus carrying 39 students in Victorville, injuring 13 of them. The crash occurred on Nisqualli Road at San Juan Street when the truck backed out of a driveway and into the path of the school bus, striking the rear of the bus and knocking it onto its side. Emergency responders transported two children to Loma Linda University Medical Center to receive treatment for serious trauma. The bus driver and 11 other students where transported to area hospitals. Authorities are investigating the collision.
“When vehicle occupants are hurt in an accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California bus accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Victorville accounted for 12 of the 180 fatalities and 428 of the 11,050 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident data of cities with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Victorville ranked 42nd out of 53 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the 13 children and the bus driver who were injured in the collision with the U-Haul truck.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this crash.
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