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Bus Collision Reported in Sacramento on the South Sac Freeway

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September 15, 2021
Edward Smith

Bus Crash With Other Vehicles Happens at Mack Road On-Ramp

A bus collision with several motor vehicles happened in Sacramento on September 9 along the South Sacramento Freeway. The accident happened, according to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), around 7:23 a.m. along northbound S.R. 99 at the eastbound Mack Road on-ramp. The crash was reported by a person in a Nissan who was involved in the collision. Sacramento Fire Department emergency responders were called to the scene to assess injuries. 

CHP Investigating Cause of Bus Collision

The traffic incident blocked two lanes of traffic. An investigation into the cause of the bus collision is ongoing by the CHP. At least one of the vehicles sustained enough damage in the accident to be removed by a tow truck with a flatbed trailer. At the time of this report, any injuries suffered in the accident had not been reported.

Accidents Involving Buses Can Be Caused by Negligence

Accidents that involve a bus and other vehicles can result in severe injuries and fatalities because of the disparity in the size and weight of a common carrier and passenger car. Some of the reasons a bus driver or the company that employs them can be liable for accident injuries or fatalities include:

  • Distracted driving can lead to a bus collision just as it can with other drivers. In addition to paying attention to their route and surrounding traffic, the bus driver has to deal with passengers onboard who are moving around or trying to engage in a conversation.
  • Poor road conditions can lead to a bus collision, especially when the vehicle is passing through a construction zone
  • A problem with weight distribution in the bus can end up causing a rollover accident, which can cause passengers to be ejected or to suffer serious injuries. 
  • Lack of training of the driver can lead to a bus collision. Inexperienced drivers don’t always know how to handle a large vehicle such as a bus.
  • Blind spots on a bus occur on all sides, including behind the windshield pillars. Road users with a smaller presence, such as bicycle riders, pedestrians, or those on motorcycles, may not be visible to the bus driver, which can lead to an accident injury.
  • Mechanical defects on the bus can lead to an accident, especially if the product defect is in the brakes, tires, or steering.

Recovering Compensation Following a Bus Collision Injury

When you’ve been injured in a bus accident, you may suffer serious injuries. When the company that owns the bus or driver is at fault for those injuries, you may want to place a claim for compensation. In a personal injury claim, the injured party can recover all of their medical expenses, wages that were lost from being unable to work, and for their pain and suffering. My team of injury lawyers and I have successfully resolved many cases of this type and may be able to do the same for you. Call us for a free, no-obligation case review and to have your questions answered and discover what options are open for you to recover damages.

Sacramento Bus Accident Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Sacramento bus accident lawyer. Those who are in smaller passenger vehicles as well as people riding on a bus risk serious injuries in an accident. When negligence by another driver was the cause of those injuries, the injured parties may want information on whether they can file a claim for compensation. Get in touch with us for our free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. In addition, you can contact us at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us a message online

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