Bus Driver Injured in Fremont Accident on Highway 84 Wednesday
FREMONT (October 10, 2018) – A bus operator was hospitalized after a traffic collision along Highway 84 near a toll plaza Wednesday afternoon, according to CBS San Francisco and SF Gate.
The accident took place just after 2 p.m., west of Dumbarton Bridge Toll Plaza.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said an unmarked charter bus was pulled over to the shoulder of eastbound Highway 84 when it was rear-ended by a truck.
The truck was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the bus in the No. 3 lane.
Truck and Bus Accident Near Dumbarton Bridge Toll Plaza
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the drivers of both the bus and the truck who were hurt upon impact. The two patients, whose name were not disclosed, were transported to Kaiser Permanente in Fremont to be treated for minor injuries.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that there were no passengers on the bus at the time of the wreck. The eastbound lanes on Highway 84 were closed for several hours and were reopened just before 7 p.m.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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Based on the news reports, the operator of the truck is accused of speeding at the time of the incident. Authorities will continue to investigate the collision, and will determine whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was a mechanical issue with the truck and whether or not the driver was distracted prior to impact. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the bus and the truck, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the crash will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
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