Vallejo Bus Accident Injures Four
I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo personal injury lawyer. Reports from local authorities state that four people were injured in Vallejo during a crash involving two passenger vehicles and a public SolTrans bus on Friday, July 27, 2018. Vallejo Police Department (VPD) said that two of the injured individuals were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and two others received medical care at the accident scene. Eleven other people were reportedly involved in the crash but did not suffer any injuries as a result. VPD is still investigating this accident in order to find out what causal factors may have been involved.
A spokesman from the Vallejo Fire Department stated that the accident took place shortly before 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Florida and Calaveras Streets just east of the I-80/Florida Street junction. Officials did not include details about how the crash took place.
Responders were sent by VPD to the accident scene directly after the crash occurred. Medics found two individuals with possibly serious injuries and called an ambulance to take them to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officials have said that the two individuals did not receive life-threatening injuries.
While VPD is still actively investigating possible causes, officials have stated that they suspect one of the vehicle drivers may have fallen asleep while driving. However, many other factors still remain under investigation and crashes like this one are often the result of a variety of causes. Factors that commonly contribute to accidents include driver distraction, vehicle part defects, traffic violations, roadway hazards, and more.
Delayed Symptoms and Getting Care
After you’ve been involved in a car accident, it is important to make sure that you haven’t received a severe injury. For a variety of reasons, people often leave the scene of an accident without getting medical help only to notice serious symptoms later on. Trauma such as brain or spinal cord injuries can take weeks and even months for symptoms to become severe and can cause serious complications if left untreated. For this reason, it is always a good idea to at least receive a medical screening after you’ve been in a crash.
Government Vehicles and Accidents
When government vehicles are at fault in accidents, those seeking payments for their injuries need to meet certain deadlines in order to be compensated. Under the California Tort Claims Act, injury cases brought against government entities need to be filed within six months of the date of the incident. The stated reason for this limitation is that governments need to know about potential hazards so that they can fix them. However, in practice, it gives governments an advantage over people who are trying to get repaid for the injuries they’ve sustained.
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