Michael Hein Was Injured In Sonoma County Bus Accident With Pickup Truck On River Road
SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (October 13, 2021) – A bus driver was injured in a car accident with a pickup truck on River Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place on October 7th. For reasons that remain under investigation the driver of a Toyota entered opposing lanes of traffic and hit a bus driven by Michael Hein.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Michael Hein was taken to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sonoma County Bus Accidents
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all traffic collisions but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. They tend to happen when drivers cross double yellow lines. According to California Vehicle Code 21460, “If double parallel solid yellow lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the lines, except as permitted in this section.” Victims of head-on collisions tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
When a worker is injured on the job they may have recourse through the worker’s compensation system. An injured worker may also be able to seek aid through a third party liability claim. A third party claim could arise from the negligence of another driver that injures a worker. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A Sonoma County car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Sonoma County Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our best wishes to Michael Hein as he continues to recover. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into how the accident took place.
This incident also raises a number of safety concerns. Is there a history of collisions along this stretch of road? Could road design defects have contributed to the collision? Could this accident have been prevented? It has been estimated that nearly 93% of collisions are due in part to human error.