Redding School Bus Accident Hospitalizes One

Redding School Bus Accident Leaves One Hospitalized

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, one person was hospitalized following a Redding school bus accident. According to police, the accident involved multiple vehicles and happened in the morning on the southern side of the city. Redding Police Department (RPD) officials stated that 13 students were on the bus at the time of the collision. However, none of them suffered injuries during the incident. The crash is under investigation by local authorities.

Crash Information

The collision occurred at 8:45 a.m. at the intersection of Bechelli Lane and South Bonneyview road. While specific details about how the events leading up to the crash were unavailable, pictures taken at the crash scene show extreme damage to the front end of a black sedan as well as minor damage to the entryway of the school bus. Additionally, the smaller vehicle ran off-road following the collision, coming to a stop on a grassy area outside of the intersection.


RPD was contacted right away by accident witnesses and immediately sent out an emergency response team to the site of the crash. Officials responding to the incident found that one person in the black sedan had been seriously injured. The injured party was driven to a local hospital via ambulance for emergency care. Updates on their condition have not been reported.

The students on the bus were reportedly transferred to another bus and taken to school without incident. No other parties suffered trauma during the accident.

Collisions Involving Government Vehicles

After a serious accident, survivors are often able to file a personal injury claim in order to hold negligent parties responsible for the damages they caused. However, when accidents involve a government-owned vehicle, this process becomes more complicated.

Crucially, the time-frame for filing your case becomes much shorter. While normal injury cases can be filed anytime within two years following the date of the accident, cases involving government vehicles need to be filed within 180 days. The stated reason for this rule is to give governments advanced notice about potentially dangerous issues with their property. However, in practice, it puts injured parties at a disadvantage and can prevent them from claiming the compensation they deserve.

Getting Help

People injured in accidents often rely on injury claim compensation in order to pay for necessary medical bills as well as make up for lost wages, property damage, and more. For this reason, it’s very important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to make sure you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve. Your lawyer will be able to investigate the crash, prepare a strong case, and go to bat negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf. Before reaching out, you can learn more about the process of working with an injury lawyer by taking a moment to watch this video:

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