September 4, 2013 08:47 by Fred
California news reports that ten people have suffered serious personal injuries in a tour bus crash. The bus was travelling from Los Angeles to an Indian casino in northern San Diego County. According to reports, 18 people were riding the bus when it veered off the road and smashed into several trees and boulders. Personal injuries sustained in the crash included head injuries and abrasions.
If you or any one you love has been injured in a serious personal injury accident such as a bus crash, it is important to seek legal representation right away. Many times, the extent of your injuries may not be known till several days, weeks or even months after an accident occurs. Consulting with a knowledgeable Stockton personal injury attorney right away is important to preserve your rights.
Here, an initial investigation reveals that the driver reported the bus suffered brake failure and was unable to stop as it entered a curve, smashing into a guard rail and then the trees and boulders. Drugs and alcohol don't appear to be involved. Whether the brake failure indeed occurred, and the reason behind the failure – such as a defective part or the failure of the bus company to adequately maintain the bus will undoubtedly be investigated.
This accident was the second major cash involving a tour bus in the last ten days. Last week more than 50 people were injured on Aug. 23 when a bus headed to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino overturned along Interstate 210. Authorities said the bus driver made an unsafe lane change and sideswiped a car before crashing. The bus driver was properly licensed and wasn't charged.
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