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UPDATE: BMW Driver Injured In Studio City Bus Accident On Highway 101 By Vineland Avenue

Oct 2, 2019

Los Angeles Metro Bus Accident: BMW Driver Injured In Studio City Bus Accident On Highway 101 By Vineland Avenue

STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA (October 2, 2019) – A BMW driver was injured in a bus accident on the 101 Freeway not far from Vineland Avenue. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday night. For reasons that remain under investigation the Metro Bus collided with the BMW trapping its drivers. 

Firefighters were called to the scene and had to cut the driver of the BMW from their vehicle. They were taken to the hospital by paramedics. 

Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. 

Liability In Bus Accidents

Buses are considered “common carriers” under the law. As such, they are held to a very high standard in terms of safety.  According to Acostav. Southern California Rapid Transit Dist, “Common carriers bind themselves to carry safely those whom they take into their vehicles, and owe both a duty of utmost care and the vigilance of a very cautious person towards their passengers. Such carriers are responsible for any,even the slightest, negligence and are required to do all that human care,vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under all the circumstances.” Bus accidents tend to happen when drivers are:

  • Distracted
  • Speeding 
  • Intoxicated
  • Fatigued

Buses also have very large blind spots that can contribute to accidents. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. FMCSA rules require buses that carry over 18 people to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. 

Getting Help After A Bus Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the BMW driver injured in this accident? Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent additional accidents like this. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Studio City bus accident. 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 are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285. 

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