Fort Irwin: Dail Keiper Killed, Several Injured in Bus Crash
Posted on Jun 04, 2014
At about 5:30 a.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, Dail Keiper was killed and eight people were injured in a bus crash in Fort Irwin, reported the Daily Press. While traveling on Fort Irwin Road, a Victor Valley Transit Authority bus crashed into a five-ton tractor-trailer that was stopped in the right lanes without its lights on. The bus driver indicated that the truck blended into the hills on the horizon in the dim light of the early morning. When her headlights hit the truck’s reflectors, she tried to swerve but couldn’t avoid a collision. Emergency responders transported the injured to area hospitals. The Fort Irwin Department of Emergency Services is investigating the crash.
Every year in the United States, an average of 21 motor coach and large bus occupants are killed and 7,934 are injured in motor vehicle collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Throughout San Bernardino County, 29 people were killed and 438 injured in traffic accidents involving large trucks that year. Across the state, large trucks were involved in 245 fatal and 5,155 injury collisions.
The victims of traffic accidents and their families may file civil claims against the at-fault parties in order to obtain compensation for expenses related to their recoveries or losses in California. For more information on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Dail Keiper. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.