At about 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, nineteen people were injured, two seriously, in a head-on bus crash in Hollywood. While traveling westbound on Hollywood Boulevard between North Stanley Avenue and Courtney Avenue, a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus was broadsided by an unoccupied dump truck that rolled down a hill, the impact causing it to crash head-on with a BMW. Emergency responders extricated the female driver and 10-year-old passenger from the BMW, transporting them to hospitals to receive treatment for serious trauma. They also took fourteen passengers and the bus driver to hospitals with minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“California law protects the victims of motor vehicle collisions after an accident,” explained bus accident attorney James Ballidis, “providing them with a means through the civil claims process to seek compensation from a negligent driver for expenses associated with their recoveries.”
In Los Angeles County, traffic crashes claimed the lives of 346 motor vehicle occupants and injured another 62,881 in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash data of 58 counties in the state, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Los Angeles ranked 15th for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the seventeen people who were injured in the head-on bus crash.
KPCC originally reported this Hollywood collision.
Additional information on the personal injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California bus accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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