Newport Beach Car Accident: UC Irvine Bus Accident Injured Three People By Irvine Avenue and Bristol Street
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (February 13, 2020) – Three students were injured in a University of California, Irvine bus accident near the intersection of Irvine Avenue and Bristol Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a Suburban collided with the UC Irvine bus.
Police believe that the suburban may have run a red light before hitting the UC Irvine Bus. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.
Three people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Newport Beach School Bus Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of injury and premature death in the United States. According to USA Today, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated Monday that 36,750 people were killed in the U.S. in traffic crashes in 2018. That’s down 1% from 2017, when 37,133 people were killed in crashes. It also marks the second-straight year of declines. But the number of people killed in crashes is still 12.2% above the all-time low of 32,744 in 2014. Total crash deaths never topped 34,000 from 2009 through 2014.” There are a number of factors commonly associated with car accidents including:
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
- Driver intoxication
- Brake failure
All drivers are supposed to wait at red lights even if they don’t see opposing traffic. According to California Vehicle Code 21453, “A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision (b).” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Organ damage
Transportation vehicles that can carry 16 or more passengers are required by the FMCSA to carry at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Newport Beach Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this UC Irvine bus accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. Drivers need to slow down at this intersection. It is our sincere hope that measures will be put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.