One Person Critically Injured In Aguanga School Bus Accident With Black Van By The Intersection of Wilson Valley Road and Sage Road Near Temecula
AGUANGA, CALIFORNIA (June 18, 2022) – One person was critically injured in an Aguanga school bus accident by the intersection of Wilson Valley Road and Sage Road.
Riverside County police officials are saying that the accident took place early Thursday. A school bus and a black van collided with one another under unclear conditions.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. There were no children on the school bus at the time of the collision.
One person was airlifted to the Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar with critical injuries. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Aguanga School Bus Accidents
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. School buses can be particularly dangerous. 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 could contribute to school bus accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. This is especially true for commercial drivers. Many collisions are due to drivers that cross over double yellow lines and hit other vehicles head-on. If a driver does cross into opposing traffic, they could be held at fault through a civil claim. If they were working at the time of a collision, their employer could also be held at fault. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured in a car 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. Sadly, though, insurance companies will often fight hard to deny liability for any crash. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Riverside County School Bus Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the victim of this Aguanga school bus accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the Riverside County CHP.
Have you or someone you care about been injured in an Aguanga school bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. 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 help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.