Emiliana Ferreira, 5; and Tammy Jones, 50, Injured in Porterville School Bus and Car Accident
PORTERVILLE (October 31, 2018) – One died and two were injured after a traffic collision in the area of Main Street and Linda Vista Avenue Tuesday, according to Visalia Times Delta and ABC 30.
The accident involving a school bus was reported just after 1 p.m. The bus did not have any student on board at the time.
As per the reports, police said a 67-year-old man was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier north on Main Street approaching Linda Vista Avenue when he crossed the double-yellow lines.
He then dove into the southbound lanes where he collided head-on with the school bus driven by 51-year-old Emiliana Ferreira, of Porterville.
Man, 67, Killed in Car Accident on Main Street
Police affirmed that Ferreira was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. A passenger in the Cavalier, 50-year-old Porterville resident Tammy Jones, was also hospitalized with moderate injuries.
The 67-year-old motorist was ejected from his car and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, another vehicle became involved in the tragic wreck. The 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, operated by Kasey Collier, headed south on Main Street slammed into the bus and was struck by the 1998 Chevrolet. She was unharmed in the incident which remains under investigation.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, the male driver of the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier may be held liable for causing the collision that led to the injuries of the other parties involved. Authorities continue to investigate the crash and will determine how fast the motorist was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with his car, and whether or not one he was distracted or reckless prior to impact. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the two cars and the school bus such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
The victims in this incident, Ms. Emiliana Ferreira and Ms. Tammy Jones, may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call our experienced personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.