Apple Valley: Six Injured in Bus Crash
Posted on Mar 26, 2014
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014, six people were injured in a bus crash in Apple Valley, reported the Daily Press. While traveling east on Ramona Road, the female driver of a white Ford Focus ZXS ran a stop sign at Central Road and was broadsided by a Victor Valley Transit Authority bus. She suffered major trauma and was flown to an area hospital, as was a pregnant woman who was riding the bus at the time. Four other occupants of the bus were transported to hospitals via ambulance. Authorities are investigating the accident.
In 2011, the most recent year for which crash data are available, there were 242 fatal and 13,000 injury bus accidents reported by police in the United States, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These accidents resulted in 283 deaths and 24,000 injuries. In California, traffic signs and signals were a primary collision factor in 129 of the fatal and 12,610 of the injury collisions that year, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Those who’ve been injured in traffic accidents in California may seek compensation for recovery-related expenses, such as medical bills and lost income, from the at-fault parties through the civil claims process. For more information, 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 six people who were injured in the bus crash in Apple Valley.