On February 27, a 2007 Chevrolet Starcraft bus from A&F Tours in Arcadia crashed in the Mojave Desert on Route 58. A Subaru Outback and another vehicle were traveling in the opposing lane and the bus crashed head-on into the Subaru. The driver of the Subaru died on impact. The bus was carrying twenty-six people and overturned after colliding with the Subaru. According to the LA Times, twenty-six people were injured in the collision, including nine critically. “Accident investigators aren’t sure how fast the bus was going when it swerved into oncoming traffic, but the vehicles collided with enough force to leave the two smaller vehicles shredded.” When emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident, luggage, car doors and shrapnel were scattered everywhere on the road.
Over a dozen ambulances were called to the scene and patients were transported to four surrounding hospitals. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the person who passed away.
Because of the increased usage of public transportation, the number of bus-related accidents is also increasing. Buses are still statistically one of the safest forms of transportation. But when a bus crash does occur, the size and speed of buses, coupled with a large number of occupants, often causes serious injuries or death. Speaking to insurance representatives could make it more difficult to settle your case. We recommend contacting a personal injury attorney with bus accident experience who can protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers offers free case consultations.