Baldwin Park accident leaves 3 injured, bus involved

Posted: May 17, 2022

BALDWIN PARK, CA (May 6, 2022) – An accident involving several vehicles left three injured in Baldwin Park, according to authorities. One of the injured is said to be in critical condition. 

The collision involving a bus took place on Downing Avenue and Ramona Boulevard, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

Debris was scattered over a large area around the accident, and one car was flipped onto its side. 

The front window of the bus was nearly shattered, with reports saying that a passenger nearly flew out of the bus during the accident. 

The intersection was closed during the investigation. 

Liability In Baldwin Park Bus Accidents

Buses are among the safest forms of transportation that a person can take. But they do pose a number of safety hazards for people in passenger vehicles and pedestrians. For example, buses have large blind spots that can easily obscure the presence of pedestrians in the roadway. Buses also weigh substantially more than passenger vehicles. Even a low speed collision can result in catastrophic injuries. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to bus accidents including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Inclement weather

Buses are considered “common carriers” under the law and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions,  “Common carriers must carry passengers [or property] safely. Common carriers must use the highest care and the vigilance of a very cautious person. They must do all that human care, vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under the circumstances to avoid harm to passengers[or property].” When a bus driver is negligent and hits a pedestrian they could be held at fault through a civil claim. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

Any person that is injured in a Baldwin Park bus accident may be entitled to financial compensation. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A Baldwin Park bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with civil claims. Failing to act within the statute of limitations may result in a permanent forfeiture of your rights.

Investigating A Baldwin Park Bus Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our best wishes to the multiple people injured in this Baldwin Park bus accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that measures are taken to prevent similar collisions.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they are entitled to under the law. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.

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