San Diego Inmate Transport Bus Collided With Tesla In Accident Not Far From 6th Avenue and A Street
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (March 24, 2019) – A San Diego inmate transport bus collided with a Tesla near the intersection of 6th Street and A Street.
San Diego police are saying that the crash took place sometime around 3:00 p.m. Traffic had to be shut down in the area as the investigation continued.
A total of 15 inmates were aboard the bus at the time of the accident. One of them had to be hospitalized.
Liability In Bus Accidents
Bus drivers have a responsibility to take steps to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, bus drivers can become fatigued or distracted and this may lead to a crash. According to the FMCSA there are 10 major factors associated with bus accidents:
- Brake problems
- Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
- Prescription drug use
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
If a bus driver was negligent in an accident, the company or county that they work for may face vicarious liability. A victim would be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Psychological trauma including PTSD is actually fairly common following a major accident. A bus accident attorney can investigate your case free of cost and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help you with whatever you need. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they successfully resolve your case. Whether you need help after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.