At about 8 a.m. on Friday, August 9, five people were injured in a collision between an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus and a BMW sedan in Orange. The crash occurred at the intersection of West Chapman Avenue and South Anita Drive, the impact leaving a passenger of the BMW trapped in the wreckage. Emergency responders transported two people to the hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. Three people sustained minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the collision.
“When a driver’s negligence causes an accident that harms others, the driver may be held liable for the expenses associated with the victims’ recoveries,” explained California bus accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, 7 people were killed and 1,111 were injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, 24,000 people were injured in bus accidents in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the five people who were injured in the collision between the OCTA bus and the BMW.
The Orange County Register originally reported this bus accident.
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