Breeona Olsteen Las Vegas: 24-Year-Old Woman Identified As Breeona Olsteen Died In Bus Accident While Riding Wheelchair By The Intersection Of Las Vegas Boulevard North and Civic Center Drive
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (February 11, 2019) – A 24-year-old woman identified as Breeona Olsteen has died in a bus accident as she was riding a motorized wheelchair near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard North and Civic Center Drive.
Las Vegas police officials were called to the scene of the accident around 6:00 p.m. after reports that a Regional Transportation Commission bus hit a woman.
Breeona Olsteen was pinned underneath the left front tire of the bus. According to authorities, it appears as though she was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.
The bus driver remained at the scene and did not appear to be impaired. There may be surveillance footage of the crash.
An investigation into the bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bus Accidents
Bus drivers are held to a very high standard when it comes to operating their vehicle safely. Buses are considered “common carriers” under the law. According to JUSTIA, “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].”
Bus drivers have an obligation to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in marked crosswalks. A number of accidents happen when drivers fail to notice pedestrians and make dangerous left turns. According to the Nevada Vehicle Code NRS 484B.253, “The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.”
The family of a victim that dies in a bus accident is protected by a number of laws. They are able to seek justice by filing a wrongful death claim against the negligent bus driver. If the bus driver was working at the time of the accident, the company that they were working for could face vicarious liability. Companies are generally responsible for the negligent actions of their employees. A bus accident attorney can investigate your claim free of charge and let you know what your rights are.
Investigating A Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Breeona Olsteen. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any witnesses should come forward for the sake of the victim’s family. It’s important that safety measures are put in place to prevent similar accidents in the future.
If someone that you love has died due to the negligence of a bus driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We can investigate your claim free of charge and get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are trying to get more information about an accident we are here for you. You can always reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.