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SAN DIEGO: Two School Buses, U-Haul Involved In Accident On State Route 76 Near Valley Center Road

Aug 8, 2019

San Diego School Bus Accident: Two School Buses, U-Haul Involved In San Diego Accident On State Route 76 Near Valley Center Road

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (August 8, 2019) – Two people were injured in an accident with two school buses and a U-Haul on State Route 76 by Valley Center Road. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that one adult and one child had to be taken to the hospital with moderate to major injuries. The LA based youth group were on their way to a camp in the Palomar Mountain. 

For reasons that remain under investigation, one of the buses rear-ended the U-Haul. A full investigation into the school bus accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In School Bus Accidents

School buses are considered “common carriers” under the law and are therefore held to a very high standard in terms of safety. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instruction, “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 is simply no excuse for a school bus to ever rear-end another vehicle. Accidents like this tend to take place when drivers are:

  • Following the lead vehicle too closely
  • Speeding
  • Distracted
  • Intoxicated
  • Fatigued
  • Sleeping

Any person that is injured in an accident due to the negligence of a bus driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a bodily injury claim may include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victims of bus accidents will not even fully realize the extent of their injuries until many months later. For example, a number of car accident victims end up developing PTSD. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. 

Getting Help After A Bus Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in an accident due to the negligence of a school bus driver? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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