Priya Sandhu, 22, Fatal Victim; 5 Others Injured and Hospitalized
DOUGLAS CITY (September 20, 2017)- According to Action News Now, a deadly collision between a Trinity Transit Bus and a vehicle took place Tuesday evening on Highway 299 at the Moon Lim Lee rest stop.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to a call alerting them of the crash which occurred at 6:30 p.m.
Sources disclose that a woman identified as Priya Sandhu, 22, was hit on the left side of her vehicle by the bus as she pulled out from rest stop onto Highway 299.
The collision tragically left Sandhu with fatal injuries as she was pronounced at the scene.
Two passengers accompanied Sandhu, both who sustained major injuries and were reported to have remained in critical condition as of Wednesday morning. KRCRTV identified them as Weaverville residents–Baldish Kaur Sandhu, 50, and a minor.
Three passengers on board the bus suffered injuries, one who was confirmed to have been seriously hurt. They were identified as 55-year-old Douglas City resident Joseph Gilbert Jones and two minors from Lewiston.
Per Action News Now, the five injured victims were taken to either Mercy Medical Center or Trinity Hospital for immediate treatment.
California Highway Patrol officials are currently investigating the collision as this story will be updated pending the release of more information.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
There are many questions that are unanswered at this time in regards to this collision as liability remains uncertain at this time. It is important to properly investigate the accident outside of what law enforcement will do. Many times, their investigation is inadequate. Most individuals will take pictures on their cell phones. It is important to keep these for proper documentation. Bus accidents occur way too frequent. Oftentimes, it is a lack of training and supervision on the part of the school district. There is a wide range of injuries that result from these types of accidents. Many passengers are able to walk away with a few scratches. However, others suffer significant injuries. Anyone involved in a bus accident should seek out immediate medical care if feeling any slight pain or discomfort. It’s very important to be seen by a doctor quickly as possible to ensure that there is no delay in treatment which can lead to an injury worsening over time. The laws pertaining to school districts and other public entities are different. It is important to speak to any attorney as soon as possible to adequately protect your rights. A delay may bar an individual from pursuing a case.
The family members of Ms. Priya Sandhu and the two injured passengers may also be entitled to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit respectively pending the investigation results. Family members who suffer a loss or those who sustain injury are able to obtain compensation for medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you or a loved one were involved in this incident and are looking for guidance on what steps to take, contact our experienced wrongful death and personal injury accident lawyers today at 800-235-6801.
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