Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, three people were injured in a crash involving a school bus in San Bernardino. While traveling at a high rate of speed near the intersection of 20th and California streets, the male driver of a Jeep sport utility vehicle collided with a small school bus before rolling over and crashing into two parked cars. The 40-year-old female driver of the bus sustained moderate trauma from the impact. No children were on the bus at the time. Emergency responders had to extricate the driver of the Jeep and his female passenger, both in their 70s, from the wreckage. They suffered injuries ranging from moderate to major. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Vehicle occupants who suffer trauma in an auto collision may file personal injury claims against the negligent driver in order to receive compensation for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
In 2010, 1,101 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in San Bernardino, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. The OTS ranked San Bernardino 19th out of 53 cities with populations of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured in the crash involving the school bus.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this San Bernardino collision.
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