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Los Angeles: Eight Injured in Bus Crash Involving Distraction


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9/14/2012
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At about 5 a.m. on Friday, September 13, at least eight people were injured in a bus crash involving distraction in Los Angeles. While traveling eastbound on 2nd Street in a white Honda, a driver became distracted while texting and ran a red light, colliding with a Metro bus heading northbound on Broadway. The impact caused the bus to jump a curb and crash into a tree and a light post. Emergency responders transported seven passengers and the driver of the Honda to hospitals. 

 

“Distracted driving is a serious traffic safety issue in the United States,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “claiming thousands of lives each year.” 

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that 3,092 people were killed and 416,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2010. That year, distraction was a factor in 18 percent of the collisions that resulted in injury. According to a study by Monash University, using a hand-held device while operating a vehicle makes a driver four times more likely to be in a crash serious enough to cause injury.

 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the eight people who were injured in the bus crash involving distraction this morning.

 

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this collision.

 

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the process of seeking compensation from a negligent driver for expenses associated with injuries sustained in the crash, are 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 personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 



Category: Bus Accidents


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