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Anaheim: School Bus Crash Injured Twelve


Posted on Apr 28, 2014

At about 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, a school bus crash injured twelve people in Anaheim Hills, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling on Nohl Ranch Road, the bus, which was carrying students from El Rancho Charter Middle School, veered from the road near the Anaheim Hills Golf Course and struck a tree and a lamppost. Emergency responders transported five students to area hospitals and two to trauma centers. Three students received treatment for minor injuries. The bus driver suffered serious trauma and was also taken to the hospital. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, on average, 21 motor coach and large bus occupants are killed and 7,934 are injured annually in crashes. Requiring seat belts could reduce fatalities by up to 44 percent and reduce the number of moderate to severe injuries by up to 45 percent. Under California law, newer school buses are required to be equipped with seat belts, but schools and bus drivers are not obligated to ensure that students wear them. 

 

State law also requires those whose negligence causes injury to others to compensate the victims for the expense of their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. For more information on the personal injury claims process after an accident, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.

 

Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the students and the bus driver who were injured in this accident. 

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