Man On Harley Davidson Motorcycle Seriously Injured Following Bus Accident On Interstate 880 Freeway Near Whipple Road
UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA (April 4, 2019) – A motorcycle rider suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a bus in the northbound lanes of the Interstate 880 freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place sometime around 1:37 p.m. near Whipple Road. Authorities are saying that both vehicles were in the number one lane of the freeway when the accident took place.
The driver of the Harley Davidson suffered a broken leg and had to be taken to the hospital. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bus Accidents
Bus drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions of the roadway. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
Buses have extremely large blind spots. Accidents tend to happen when bus drivers fail to recognize motorcyclists are other smaller cars. If a bus driver was negligent and hit a motorcycle rider they or the company that they work for could face civil liability. Generally speaking, companies are responsible for the negligence of their employees when those employees are working within the course and scope of their employment.
Victims of bus accidents can suffer serious and debilitating injuries. This can include bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and internal trauma. Most victims will not even be fully aware of the extent of their injuries until several months. A bus accident attorney can take all of your injuries into consideration and fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if the win or settle your case.
Getting Help After A Bus Accident
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