Four Children and Two Adults Were Injured After Santa Ana School Bus Accident By Willits Street and South Daisy Avenue
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (June 30, 2021) – Four children and two adults were injured after a school bus collided with a minivan near the intersection of South Daisy Avenue and Willits Street.
Orange County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 1:15 pm. on Monday. For undetermined reasons the Santa Ana school bus and the minivan collided by the intersection.
One adult and two children had to be treated due to their injuries. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Santa Ana School Bus Accidents
School buses are among the safest forms of transportation for children. But they can be extremely dangerous for a number of reasons. A fully loaded school bus can weigh tens of thousands of lbs. They also have large blind spots. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a school bus accident:
- Dangerous left turns
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
School buses are considered “common carriers” under the law. They must utilize the highest levels of care in order to avoid causing accidents. The FMCSA requires buses that can carry 16 or more passengers have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Investigating A Santa Ana School Bus Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our best wishes to all of those involved in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have been injured.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they deserve. 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.