Santa Ana School Bus Accident On Daisy Avenue Leaves Seven Children Injured
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (July 9, 2021) – At least seven children were injured in a car accident after the bus they were in crashed into the side of a house on Daisy Avenue.
Orange County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 1:18 p.m. on Monday. For reasons that remain under investigation a bus struck the side of a house.
Three children were seriously injured and had to be taken to the hospital. Four other children refused to be taken to the hospital.
It remains unclear if anyone was in the house at the time of the accident. A full investigation into the school bus collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Santa Ana School Accidents
School buses are typically one of the safest modes of transportation for children. Still, accidents do occur and injuries often follow. According to the NHTSA, nearly 17,000 children are injured in school bus accidents every year. Most of these collisions are due to human error and are therefore preventable. There are a number of common causes of school bus accidents including:
- Drunk driving
- Dangerous left turns
- Distracted driving
School buses are considered “common carriers” under the law and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. They must exercise due care and take caution to avoid hitting other drivers and pedestrians. If a school bus driver leaves the road and crashes into a fixed object that is typically a sign that the driver was distracted, speeding or, perhaps, suffering from a medical emergency. Victims of school bus collisions tend so suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
Even after the physical injuries of a bus accident have healed many children and adults will suffer from PTSD. Thankfully, victims of bus accidents are protected by a number of laws. The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more passengers to have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident can recover damages through for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A Santa Ana school bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Santa Ana School Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone injured in this school bus accident on Daisy Street. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our sincere hope that measures are taken in order to prevent additional collisions like this.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Santa Ana? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.