Bus Accident Involving Several Cars At The San Diego International Airport Left 11 People Injured By North Harbor Drive and Winship Lane
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (October 4, 2018) At least 11 people required hospitalization when the San Diego International Airport shuttle bus that they were in was involved in an accident.
Firefighters rushed to the scene of the bus crash by North Harbor Drive and Winship Lane. Authorities are saying that the bus driver hit several other cars.
There is no word yet on what may have caused the bus accident. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
A picture of the scene of the accident shows the shuttle bus shortly after it rear-ended a small SUV.
What To Do After A Bus Accident
Bus accidents can be very traumatic and leave victims with serious injuries. There are a number of steps that you should take if you have been involved in a bus accident.
Seek immediate medical care following a bus accident and make sure your injuries are detailed by a doctor.
Preserve key pieces of evidence associated with the crash. Take pictures of the crash site and of any injuries that you sustain.
Get the necessary information that you need from the scene of the crash. Exchange insurance information with every driver involved in the collision.
Call the police and make sure that an accident report is created.
Seek the legal counsel of a bus accident attorney.
Bus companies will fight hard to try to deny liability after an accident. An attorney can take steps to help protect your rights and get you compensation for your injuries.
Liability In Bus Accidents
Bus drivers are supposed to drive in a safe manner and obey the rules of the road. In many circumstances bus drivers will rush to their destination and may hit another vehicle. If a bus driver rear ends another vehicle they will almost certainly be held at fault for the accident. A driver must maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front of them. If the vehicle in front of you stops or slows down suddenly and you hit it that will constitute strong evidence that you were following too closely. Victims of bus accidents in these situations will be able to file a personal injury claim in order to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our good wishes to all of those that were injured in this shuttle bus accident by the San Diego International Airport. We sincerely hope that steps are taken to make these shuttle bus rides safer in the future. There is absolutely no reason by a bus driver should ever violently crash into the back of another car.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a shuttle bus accident? Our personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers can examine the facts of your case and let you know if you may be entitled to compensation. We work off a contingency basis and only get paid if we’re able to win your case. Call us anytime for a risk free consultation (888) 888-9285.
Times of San Diego. 11 People Injured in San Diego Airport Shuttle Crash. September 30, 2018.
HG Legal Resources. 5 Steps to Take after a Serious Bus Accident. September 2018.
Nolo Staff. Bus Accident Injury Claims. 2018.