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Tour Bus Crash in Mojave Desert Kills 1, Injures 26

Tour Bus Crash in Mojave Desert Kills 1, Injures 26An A & F Tours charter bus collided with two vehicles on Route 58 on Monday.  The bus was traveling east from Fresno to Las Vegas and swerved into the westbound lanes crashing head-on into a Subaru Outback and another vehicle.  It is unclear why the tour bus crossed into the oncoming traffic as there were no weather issues at the time of the accident.

The driver of the of Subaru, a 55 year old woman, was killed.  Twenty six people were injured in the collision; nine were in critical condition.  More than a dozen ambulances were used to transport the victims to local hospitals.  The bus flipped over, shattering windows and tearing open the front end.  Investigators have not yet determined how fast the bus was going, but had appeared to have gained enough momentum to leave the two vehicles it hit in several pieces strewn across the roadway.

The company’s vehicle inspection and crash records are being reviewed as well as their safety record.  The California Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will assist in conducting a post-crash assessment to determine the cause of the accident.

At Ellis Law, we see on a daily basis the toll that car accidents can take on victims and their families, sometimes lasting for an entire lifetime.  If a driver is found to have acted negligently or recklessly , they may be liable to provide compensation for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other losses. In some cases, the liability insurance that all drivers are required to have will cover these costs. However, in the case of fatality or severe injury, damages may well exceed the amount that insurance covers. If you are involved in a car accident case in Los Angeles, it is crucial to secure a legal team with the experience and investigative resources to build the strongest case possible. Working with a Los Angeles car accident lawyer at Ellis Law is the first step.   Call us at 1-800-INJURED for a no cost review to discuss the circumstances of your case.