Charter Bus Accident Kills Five Students and Injures Dozens

A fiery crash between a FedEx truck and charter bus carrying Los Angeles Unified School District high school students killed at least 10 people Thursday evening.

The FedEx truck sideswiped a small car before colliding head on with a bus carrying over 40 students and on on a trip to Humboldt State University campus tour.

The wreckage immediately engulfed in flames killing 5 high school students, the two drivers, and several chaperons.

First responders triaged dozens of people from injuries ranging from minor burns to severe burns, broken bones, and nose and head lacerations. Most of these people were transported to local hospitals for further treatment.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. As of now it appears the truck was responsible for driving into oncoming traffic and hitting the bus.

Buses are one of the safest modes of transportation. However, when they do get in accidents, their size and lack of restraining devices frequently leads to serious injuries and wrongful deaths.

If you’ve suffered an injury or loss after a bus accident it is important to protect your rights. The personal injury attorneys at Bergener & Associates are dedicated to serving accident victims throughout California. We can guide you through the personal injury claim process and ensure you receive the treatment you deserve.

For a free consultation with an experienced member of our team give us a call at 1-800-881-2021. We’re available to answer your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bicyclist KIlled in Huntington Beach Hit-And-Run Accident

Huntington_Beach_Bicycle_AccidentHuntington Beach police officers are searching for the hit-and-run driver that killed a bicyclist Sunday night.

The 34-year-old woman was struck near Beach Boulevard and Utica Avenue. According to witnesses, the white sedan that hit the woman failed to stop after hitting the bicyclist.

Police request that anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has more information about the incident contact them.

Losing a loved one is tragic. When the negligent driver fails to come forward and take responsibility for their actions, it can make grieving process much more difficult.

At Bergener & Associates, our Orange County personal injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the interests of accident victims and their families. We will exhaust all options to ensure our clients are taken care of.

While nothing can replace the person you lost, there are a few measures that can be taken to bring you and your family a small measure of justice. A wrongful death claim can provide you and your family compensation for the financial and emotional hardship you will struggle with after the loss of your loved one.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or loss after any type of traffic accident, you deserve to be informed of your rights and options moving forward. For a free consultation with an experienced member of our auto accident team, give us a call at 1-800-881-2021. We’re available to answer any question you have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.