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One Person Injured In South Los Angeles School Bus Accident By The Intersection of South Western Avenue and West 54th Street

One Person Injured In Los Angeles School Bus Accident By South Western Avenue and West 54th Street

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (March 17, 2023) – At least one person was injured in a South Los Angeles school bus accident by South Western Avenue and West 54th Street.

Los Angeles County officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:40 a.m. on Friday. A school bus was involved in a multi-vehicle collision.

A photo of the scene of the collision  showed a yellow school bus up against a small wall. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision.

At least one person was injured in the crash.

Liability For Los Angeles School Bus Accidents

School buses are typically very safe for their passengers. However, many people are still injured in school bus accidents every year. According to the National Safety Council, “School bus-related crashes killed 54 people nationwide in 2020, down by over 50% compared to 2019 according to National Safety Council (NSC) tabulations of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).” There are a number of factors that make school buses particularly dangerous for those in smaller vehicles.

  • School buses have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of smaller vehicles.
  • School buses can weigh 20 times more than passenger vehicles.
  • School buses take much longer to stop than other vehicles.

Bus drivers need to get a commercial license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 22350, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If any driver fails to slow down to avoid causing an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of school bus accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

The FMCSA requires school buses to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Los Angeles Car Accident

We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the person injured in this school bus accident. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Los Angeles school bus accident? Our team of bus accident attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a crash, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.

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