Three People Injured In San Diego Tour Bus Accident On Interstate 805 Freeway In Sorento Valley
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (May 26, 2019) – Three people were hospitalized after a bus accident on the I-805 freeway in Sorento Valley.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around midnight. A tour bus filled with tourists was unable to slow down with stopped traffic and rear-ended a white sedan.
The force of the collision pushed the white sedan into the back of a black SUV. CHP officials are investigating the source of the crash.
Liability In Tour Bus Accidents
Bus companies are considered “common carriers” under the law. As such, they are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. According to 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].” There are a number critical factors associated with bus accidents including:
- 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
Fatigue, in particular, is the number one cause of major injury bus accidents. Bus drivers may not realize traffic ahead of them has slowed down or stopped. A rear end collision may occur. There is simply no excuse for this. Bus drivers are supposed to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them.
Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have the ability to recover damages. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. It’s important to seek medical attention and make sure that your injuries are properly documented. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a bus accident? You may be entitled to monetary damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have been helping accident victims for over 40 years. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.