Interstate 5 Big Rig Bus Crash

Interstate 5 Big Rig Bus Crash

Interstate 5 Big Rig Bus Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bus accident attorney. A Greyhound bus was transporting nearly 50 people to San Francisco during the early morning hours of Thursday, December 29, 2016. A big rig driver rear-ended the Greyhound bus causing a frightening crash along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5.

What Happened?

A Greyhound bus was traveling northbound to San Francisco along Interstate 5 in the vicinity of Kettleman City. A big rig that was transporting food rear-ended the Greyhound bus causing the bus to propel on an embankment and the big rig came to a rest on its side. Two passengers including a 6-year-old girl inside the bus and the driver of the truck were transported to the Coalinga Regional Hospital to be treated for injuries that were reported as minor.

Watch YouTube Video – By: CBS SF Bay Area – BUS CRASH: Raw Video of Crash Scene 

The following video shows the severe extent of the big rig and bus accident along Interstate 5. Due to the impact of the crash, it caused the big rig to spill 10 to 20 gallons of diesel on the roadway. Clean-up crews arrived at the scene to clean debris from the crash to ensure the safety of other motorists traveling along this freeway.

What Caused the Crash?

The cause of the crash has not been released by authorities at this time. The motorist of the big rig did not seem to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. However, investigators suspect that the big rig  driver may have fallen asleep while operating the semi-truck.

Sacramento Bus Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bus accident attorney. Although my main office is in Sacramento, we handle cases throughout the state of California. If I believe I can assist you, I will set up your flight and overnight stay to discuss the details of your case at my office here in Sacramento. Even if we do not decide to handle your case, the trip and consultation will be at no cost to you. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free and friendly advice. I also may be reached toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

Peruse my reviews on: Google, Yelp and Avvo.

I am a member for the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Feel free to check out my successful list of Verdicts and Settlements.

I am the creator of, the most informative website for personal injuries in Northern California.

Content Credit for Interstate 5 Big Rig Bus Crash

Image Credit: By Steven Straiton from UK via Wikimedia Commons


Client Reviews

  • Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!
  • Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation.
  • Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything.
  • Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime.
  • I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone.
  • Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury.