2 seriously injured in LAX shuttle bus crash

Posted: July 21, 2022

WESTCHESTER, CA (July 21, 2022) – Two people suffered serious injuries today when an LAX shuttle bus carrying as many as 30 passengers crashed on the lower level of the terminal area at Los Angeles International Airport today.

The crash occurred about 12:20 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which reported there were 23 people aboard the shuttle. The vast majority of them, however, did not appear to suffer any injuries.

Two people, however, were described as being in “at least serious condition,” according to the fire department.

Firefighters were working to determine the total number of patients and the extent of their injuries.

The cause of the LAX shuttle bus crash was not immediately provided, and it was unclear if other vehicles were involved. It was unclear what type of shuttle was involved in the crash.

Airport officials urged motorists to consider using the upper level of the terminal horseshoe roadway while crews responded to the crash.

[via City News Service]

Liability In LAX Car 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 An LAX Shuttle Bus Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes and a speedy recovery to those injured in this accident. 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.

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