Man Hit and Injured by Bus at Sierra and Upland in Fontana
FONTANA (May 8, 2018) – A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a bus at the intersection of Sierra and Upland avenues Monday afternoon, according to KTLA.
As per the article, the pedestrian was in between crosswalks when he was hit in the area by an Omnitrans bus traveling south on Sierra Avenue.
Emergency teams arrived at the accident scene shortly after 4:30 p.m. and immediately rendered aid to the pedestrian. Medical records indicated the man was transported to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Bus Passenger Injured in Fontana Pedestrian Accident
Officials mentioned that a bus passenger also appeared to be hurt as a result of the collision. The passenger reportedly complained of minor injuries when the bus came to an abrupt stop.
Meanwhile, no details were released on the identity of the bus operator and passenger involved.
The bus is equipped with a surveillance camera, and police will review the footage as part of their investigation, authorities said. Detectives continue to work to determine how and why the accident occurred.
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A forensic examination of the bus, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the bus operator involved was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not the motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the injured pedestrian and bus passenger may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Pedestrian and auto accident victims are entitled to seek recompense for hospital bills, other medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a involved in a similar incident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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