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Injuries reported in San Francisco commuter bus crash

One person was hospitalized after a commuter bus slammed into four vehicles in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (NOVEMBER 6, 2023): A commuter bus rammed into several vehicles on a steep hill near the Castro District of San Francisco on Monday, injuring one person.

The San Francisco Police Department shared that the collision occurred at around 8:45 a.m. on Castro Street, between 20th and 21st Street. Emergency personnel responded to the scene shortly after, discovering the commuter bus with rear-end damage and at least four vehicles with significant damage. At least one vehicle was in front of the bus and the others behind it.

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Images shared the social media platform on X (formerly known as Twitter) reveal the extensive damage of the impacted vehicles.

It is not known with certainty what caused the collision, but authorities assume the bus rolled backwards on the steep hill, ramming into the four vehicles.

One passenger of an affected vehicle was hospitalized with unknown injuries. It is not clear if other individuals were injured or hospitalized following the incident.

Thankfully, the driver of the bus and all other vehicles remained at the scene to cooperate with the investigation.

The San Francisco Police Department urge all those with information to contact their office so they can determine the cause of this unfortunate commuter bus crash.

Liability In San Francisco Bus Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous turns
  • Poorly designed roadways

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.

If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that has died 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 funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A San Francisco Commuter Bus Crash

We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the individuals injured in this accident and all those affected. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a San Francisco car accident? Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.


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