A fiery truck crash involving a bus and a FedEx vehicle has claimed the lives of 10 people in Northern California. According to the CHP, the victims include the drivers of the two vehicles, five students, and three adult chaperones.
There were 19 students on the bus that was struck by the truck, which drove over a grassy median on the interstate to cause the collision. Over 30 people were hurt, sustaining burns, broken bones, head lacerations, broken noses, or other injuries. A number of them were hospitalized, some in serious condition.
The bus-truck crash caused the two vehicles to burst into flames, forcing one victim to be admitted to a hospital burn unit. That patient later died. The bus was one of three charter vehicles that were travelling 12 hours from the LA area to Humboldt State University, where the students were to go to college. The students are from different Los Angeles Unified School District high schools.
The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash. Meantime, FedEx has issued a statement saying it will cooperate with the probe. The bus involved belongs to Silverado Stages.
If you or someone you love was injured in a Massachusetts truck crash, please contact our Boston personal injury law firm right away. Truck crashes can cause devastating injuries for those lucky enough to survive a catastrophic one and many trucking companies will be ready at the outset to deal with injury and death claims so as to limit the cost of litigation and bad publicity. You want to work with a Boston truck collision law firm that knows how to investigate and pursue a claim on your behalf.
Depending on what happened, there could be multiple parties to go after—a driver, the trucking company, a charter company, the manufacturer of a defective auto part that might have caused the vehicle malfunction, a government entity for failing to properly maintain or design the road (if either was a factor), and other parties.
You want to make sure you are working with a Boston truck crash law firm that knows how to make your claim and build a solid case on your behalf. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today.
10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide, AP/CBS 42, April 11, 2014
10 killed in California bus crash: Victim was 'like a man on fire', Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2014
Deadly crash cuts short hopeful college trip, CNN, April 11, 2014
National Transportation Safety Board
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