2 Killed, 12 and 54, in Memorial Day Crash on I-5
LOCATION: Firebaugh, Fresno County
DATE OF INCIDENT: Monday, May 28th
May 29, 2018– According to Yourcentralvalley.com, a deadly collision between a bus and a vehicle transpired Monday on I-5 near Shields Avenue.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to the scene at an unspecified time of day on Memorial Day where two of the four occupants in the vehicle described as a Toyota had apparently suffered fatal injuries while two others were badly injured
The two fatal victims had only been identified at this time as a 12-year-old and a 54-year-old.
Driver and Second Passenger Flown to Community Regional Medical Center
Meanwhile, the driver of the Toyota and a second passenger only being ID’d as a minor were both transported by air ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center.
Meanwhile, CHP confirmed that none of the 35 passengers on board the bus were injured as details remain unclear as to what took place leading up to the collision.
Authorities have concluded that the driver of the bus did not realize that traffic was coming to a stop plowing into the rear of the Toyota with great impact causing the vehicle to steer out of control and into the median.
The investigation is currently ongoing and will be updated pending the release of new information.
All of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family members of all victims involved in this tragedy at this time.
California Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of both the bus and the vehicle, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. It appears, however, as though the driver of the bus will ultimately be held responsible for this tragedy. Authorities will continue to thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the bus. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the involved vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of the two fatal victims, as well as the two injured motorists, will be subject to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against the company responsible employing the bus driver pending the investigation. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, call Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with our experienced California wrongful death lawyers to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact us for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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