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October 25, 2016
Edward Smith

Placerville School Bus Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Placerville auto accident attorney. A Placerville Union School District school bus carrying 35 students was involved in a collision on Friday afternoon in Placerville.

What Happened?

The school bus was transporting 35 students home after school on Friday, October 21, 2016. Around 3:10 p.m., the school bus was proceeding through stop-and-go traffic on westbound Highway 50 near Mosquito Road just before the highway’s traffic lights in Placerville. The school bus was then rear-ended by a 92-year old man from Colusa County. The man was driving a 2004 Pontiac according to reports made by the California Highway Patrol (CHP)(916) 921-6400. He was not cited for the accident. CHP officers directed traffic on the highway around the accident scene, closing one lane for a short time while they investigated.

Were There Injuries?

There were 35 students on the bus at the time of the collision. Ten elementary aged students sustained minor injuries and were transported by ambulance to Marshal Medical Center in Placerville for treatment.

The driver of the Pontiac was not injured in the accident, CHP noted in a statement.

Lack of Communication?

The 25 children who were not transported to the hospital were checked out at the scene and taken to Placerville’s Boys and Girls Club so their parents or legal guardians could pick them up. This is when many of the parents first discovered their children had been involved in an accident. Many parents were upset that they were not informed about the traffic collision earlier. One parent said she didn’t even receive an automated call with the information. Had she of know here child was involved in an accident, she said she would gone to the Boys and Girls club sooner to check on the condition of her child.

California Bus Accidents

There has been several bus accidents in the news recently. Bus accidents can be very serious and result in devastating injuries.  If you have been involved in a bus accident and sustained injuries, it is crucial you consult with an experienced bus accident attorney right away to determine if you have a viable claim.

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