This past Thursday, a FedEx truck and a bus collided head-on, causing both vehicles to erupt into flames and at least 10 people to be killed. According to the most recent reports, the accident occurred when the truck driver was reportedly trying to avoid crashing into another passenger vehicle. As the truck driver swerved, he crashed into a bus that was carrying about 44 Los Angeles area high school students who were on their way to Humboldt State University for a college visit.
While this tragic accident resulted in the immediate death of the bus driver, as well as the driver of the FedEx truck, three parent chaperones on the bus, as well as five other students on the bus, were also killed upon impact. About 40 other students on the bus reportedly suffered a range of injuries, including bone fractures and severe burns. Some of these injured students were treated at the scene, and others were transported to nearby hospitals for emergency medical care.
Ongoing Investigation May Reveal Driver Negligence
At this point, investigators are still looking into the precise causes of the accident and have not officially ruled out negligence on the part of the driver of the passenger vehicle, the FedEx driver and the bus driver. As more details about this fatal accident come to light, it’s possible that the investigators may uncover that any of the drivers may have been:
- Violating traffic laws (by, for example, running stop signs, failing to use indicators when changing lanes, failing to yield the right-of-way to other motorists, etc.).
If it’s discovered that some type of negligence was involved in causing this horrific, deadly accident, the families who have lost their loved ones in this wreck – as well as the people injured in this accident – will be entitled to compensation for their losses and mental suffering (among other things).
Boulder Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm: Champions for the Injured
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal traffic accident, don’t hesitate to contact the Boulder motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449. You can also email us using the form at the side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our trusted and skilled legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in bus accidents and other types of traffic accidents. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting. In fact, our trusted lawyers are a formidable force, and we will not rest until you secure the highest possible settlement for your injuries, expenses and losses.
In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.