Fresno Bus Accident: A Distracted FAX Bus Driver Ran A Red Light And Caused An Accident By Cedar and Alluvial Leaving Several People Injured
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (January 11, 2018) – Multiple people were injured when an FAX bus driver became distracted from talking with a passenger and ran a red light by Cedar and Alluvial, according to ABC 30.
The FAX hit GMC Denali, a white SUV and several other vehicles. Two adults and two children on the FAX were taken the hospital.
Pictures of the scene of the accident showed major side damage to the SUVs. A number of people took to Facebook to vent their frustration following news of the accident.
“I hate fax bus drivers. Always think they have the right of way,” wrote one user. “People please slow down,” wrote another user.
Liability In Bus Accidents
Buses are considered common carriers under the law. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, “Common carriers must carry passengers [or property] safely. Common carriers must use the highest care and the vigilance of a very cautious person. They must do all that human care, vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under the circumstances to avoid harm to passengers[or property].”
When a person is injured in a bus accident they will typically be able to file a bodily injury claim in order to be compensated. Victim’s are able to receive damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can help guide you through your rights and investigate all aspects of your case.
Getting Help From A Bus Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that were injured in this bus accident. Anyone with knowledge about the accident should reach out to investigators. This could have easily ended in a fatality. It’s important that safety precautions are put in place to reduce the odds of this happening once more.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a Fresno bus accident you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to assist you with whatever you need. We have the staff, experience and resources to help you get the most compensation after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need an investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.