DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California (Oct. 23, 2016) — One family received devastating news Sunday when their learned Rosalba Ruiz, 53, was one of 13 killed early this morning in a deadly tour bus crash on the Interstate 10 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The mother of three children and young grandmother of four who lived in Los Angeles with her husband was among the 10 women and three men who died early this morning when the bus crashed into the back of a semi-tractor trailer truck.
The family went to three hospitals, but could not find her so they ended up at the coroner’s office where they learned the horrible news.
A family member told the Times Ruiz enjoyed going to casinos.
Police say the tour bus crashed into the truck about 5:17 a.m. this morning near Indian Canyon. The impact between the two vehicles crushed the front end of the 1996 USA Holiday bus as it struck the truck’s trailer in the westbound lanes. There were no skid marks found on the roadway indicating the driver didn’t see the truck ahead of him.
The cause of the collision is under investigation by police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as they attempt to determine the exact cause. Some theories are the driver may have been distracted, fatigued or had a medical condition. Police will also look into whether drugs or alcohol were facts.
“The investigation into this horrible crash is going to take significant time, but relatives of victims killed need answers,” said Attorney James Johnson. “Those who were badly injured in the crash will likely need extensive medical help to recover.”
Help for Families
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of those who died in this horrible crash. We also send our prayers to those who were hurt in hopes of a full recovery. To get immediate legal help contact us at 800-235-6801 to speak with an attorney. Our consultation is always free and there are no costs unless a settlement is obtained. Our attorneys are experienced with matters involving tour bus collisions and we have the resources available to help families get necessary compensation for all types of losses including wrongful death.
If you need help locating a family member who is missing you may contact the Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau at 800 S. Redlands Avenue, Perris or call them at 951-443-2300.
Families of victims involved in the crash may contact the following hospitals to locate them:
• Desert Regional Medical Center: 760-323-6511
• John F Kennedy Hospital: 760-347-6191
• Eisenhower Medical Center; 760-340-3911
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