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.
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