Farmer Labor Bus Driver Lucila Arizmendi, 48, Injured in Calexico Crash
CALEXICO (December 29, 2018) – A farmer labor bus driver was injured after a fatal traffic collision along Highway 98 on Thursday morning, according to Imperial Valley Press.
The wounded victim has been identified as 48-year-old Lucila Arizmendi, of Salinas.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Arizmendi was operating a Bluebird Farm Bus west on Highway 98 when at the same time a Nissan Sentra was headed east.
As the Nissan was exiting the long sweeping curve on the highway, it went into the westbound lane directly into the path of the Bluebird.
3 Killed in Calexico Crash on Highway 98, Dec 27
The front of the bus ultimately collided with the front of the car. The accident took place on December 27 at approximately 5 a.m., east of Holdridge Street.
CHP affirmed that Arizmendi was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The bus did not have any passenger when the wreck occurred.
Meanwhile, the three men riding the Sentra were all killed as a result of the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the Bluebird Farm Bus and the Nissan Sentra, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the bus and the car, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the bus and the vehicle as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, Ms. Lucila Arizmendi 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.
Contact our experienced personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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