On the morning of Thursday, August 22, several people were injured in a tour bus crash on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale. While traveling eastbound, the bus braked hard just past the 605 Freeway and then veered across multiple lanes before overturning, according to witness accounts. The Los Angeles Times reported that more than 50 people suffered trauma, with injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Seven victims were flown to area hospitals. The accident is under investigation.
“Those who have been injured in a traffic accident may hold the at-fault party liable for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California attorney James Ballidis. “In the event of a bus accident, the bus company may be held liable if the vehicle was improperly maintained or the driver poorly trained.”
According to the most current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration accident data, there were 11,000 bus accidents in 2008 that resulted in trauma; 24,000 people were injured in these collisions. The following year, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data indicate that there were 221 fatal and 10,000 injury crashes involving buses.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured in the tour bus accident on the 210 Freeway.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Irwindale bus crash.
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