Winnetka: Seven Injured in Bus Crash
Posted on Mar 06, 2014
At about 8:41 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, seven people were injured in a bus crash in Winnetka, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling westbound on Vanowen Street, the 30-year-old driver of an SUV collided with a concrete barrier in the road, which is under construction, the impact sending the SUV into the westbound lane, where it crashed head-on with a Metro bus. Emergency responders transported both drivers and five bus passengers to a hospital to receive treatment for the trauma they suffered. Authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Across the country, crashes involving large trucks and buses resulted in 689 deaths and 112,000 injuries in 2011, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,593 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions that year. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 6,562 of the fatal and injury crashes, with the California Office of Traffic Safety ranking Los Angeles 38th out of 58 counties for its incidence of DUI crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
After an accident, those who were injured may file personal injury claims against the at-fault driver in order to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information on the personal injury claims process, 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 seven people who were injured in the bus crash in Winnetka.