Transit Bus and SUV Collide at Intersection
REDLANDS (August 7, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, an injurious collision between a transit bus and an SUV was reported this morning at the intersection of Crafton and 5th avenues.
The accident occurred at 10:23 a.m. involving an Omnitrans bus and a green Lexus SUV.
The fire department rolled out to the scene as injuries to the Lexus driver and possibly parties on board the bus were confirmed.
It was unclear whether anyone was transported to local area hospitals via ambulance as traffic delays ensued for at least an hour following the incident.
CHP officials did not release any information in regards to the cause of the crash which is under investigation.
Redlands and San Bernardino Personal Injury Accident Lawyer
A forensic examination of both the bus and the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by each vehicle such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, any injured passengers injured on the bus and possibly the driver of the involved Lexus SUV (if not found responsible for the crash) will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party pending the investigation results. Victims would then have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If your loved one has been the victim of an injury auto accident, contact our experienced Redlands and San Bernardino injury auto accident attorneys today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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