Friday, October 19, 2012

Another California School Bus Accident Injures 17

Just a few days following the Ventura school bus accident, another school bus crash occurred in Victorville, California.

According to recent reports, at least 16 children and the bus driver was injured in the said accident.

A spokesperson from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) told that the accident was reported at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Thursday.

Initial investigation revealed that the accident occurred when a U-haul truck pulling out of the driveway struck the school bus.

CHP officer Joaquin Zubieta said that the school bus tried to swerve to avoid the crash but unfortunately failed.

Apparently, the U-haul truck was driven by a mother while her daughter was sending signal from the rear of the vehicle to aid her in pulling the truck from the driveway. Subsequently, a miscommunication occurred between the mom and the daughter, which resulted in the collision.
As a result of the collision, two children incurred serious injuries and were transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Meanwhile, the other 14 and the driver who sustained minor injuries were also transported to nearby hospitals.

On the other hand, the mother and the daughter were left unscathed.

Apparently, the school bus was carrying a total of 40 children bound home from Galileo Academy in Victorville when the accident happened.

After the crash, parents were called to be informed about the incident and were asked to pick up their kids as well.

In the meantime, the crash is still under investigation.

Truck accidents are definitely one of the most disturbing road accidents. This could be attributed to trucks being the biggest vehicles in the roadways.

Meanwhile, a Los Angeles accident attorney was grateful that nothing dire happened to the children since in most accidents involving trucks and other huge vehicles like buses, the result often becomes debilitating and sometimes fatal.