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Sacramento Bus Driver Faces Charges of Vehicular Manslaughter

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bus accident lawyer. Charges of vehicular manslaughter, which is a felony, have been filed against a bus driver in a wreck in 2016 along Highway 99. The accident resulted in the death of four passengers in Merced County near Atwater. The charges come at the conclusion of an investigation by the California Highway Patrol into the cause of the accident.

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.

School Bus Driver Under Influence
Drunk School Bus Driver

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Bus Accident Attorney. Last week in Napa County, a 24-year old bus driver was arrested on child endangerment charges and suspicion of driving under the influence. The woman has been employed by Napa Valley Unified School District since the beginning of 2015. She was carrying 28 students on board the 2013 Thomas school bus. This incident occurred shortly after 3pm on the afternoon of December 11, 2015.

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Tour Bus Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Bus Accident Attorney.  I have been helping victims of bus accidents in Sacramento and throughout Northern California for over three decades.  Accidents involving municipal and city buses are far more common than accidents involving charter or tour buses.  However, recently there have been tour bus accidents in the news.

Double-Decker Tour Bus Crash at San Francisco’s Union Square

Recently in San Francisco’s Union Square, a sightseeing tour bus crashed.  It left more than twenty people injured, some critically.

Witnesses describing the horrifying bus crash said that the tour bus came barreling over two city blocks.  The bus ran into and caused injuries to a bicyclist and to two pedestrians. It went on to hit several cars before coming to a rest up against some scaffolding adjacent to a construction site.

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High deck buses are automatically at a greater risk of serious injuries to passengers because they have a high center of gravity and can tip over when making turns or curves at elevated speeds. These vehicles have a greater chance of causing serious and often fatal accidents. It is too easy for the drivers of high-deck buses to lose control of these vehicles.

trucks.freewayThese are often caused by drivers who are fatigued from driving long distances. There are other risk factors to having a serious high-deck bus accident. These factors include drivers and passengers not wearing a seat belt. There can be drunk driving, reckless driving with the majority of accidents occurring between 12 am and dawn. Exchange ramps on freeways are particularly dangerous because of the curve involved and the speeds involved.