One Man Killed In Tulare County Bus Accident On Highway 99 Not Far From Avenue 24
TULARE, CALIOFNRIA (March 12, 2019) – A man was hit and killed by a Greyhound bus on Highway 99 not far from Avenue 24.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place not far from Earlimart around 9:00 p.m. Police are saying that the Greyhound bus driver had just merged into a different lane before hitting the cyclist.
Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident in order to treat the man for his injuries. Despite life-saving efforts he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
There were 23 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident. Authorities interviewed the driver of the bus who said that he did not see the pedestrian until it was too late.
Liability In Bus Accidents
Buses are considered “common carriers” under the law. Bus drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a very safe manner in order to avoid accidents. According to Squaw Valley Ski Corporation v. Superior Court, “The elevated standard of care for common carriers is “based on a recognition that the privilege of serving the public as a common carrier necessarily entails great responsibility, requiring common carriers to exercise a high duty of care towards their customers.”
The family of a victim that dies in a bus accident may have legal recourse through California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. If a bus driver was working at the time of the accident the company that employed them may face vicarious liability for the crash. A bus accident attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating A Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that was hit by the Greyhound bus on Highway 99. We sincerely hope that any witnesses that may have seen what happened will reach out to authorities as they continue their investigation. No family should ever have to go through something like this.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We’ve resolved thousands of claims and can help guide you through what to do after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating an accident we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.