Crash Involving Tour Bus Leaves 16 Injured

At around 6 PM on April 13, 2013, a tour bus carrying 15 passengers crashed into a tree. The bus was filled with visitors leaving the Yosemite National Park. Apparently, the bus driver was traveling at an unsafe speed and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was going down a very winding mountain road with sharp curves and came to a stop when it hit a tree. All passengers, including the driver, suffered minor or moderate injuries.

All of the passengers were taken to local nearby hospitals for treatment. Conditions of some of the injured are unknown. Investigations are being done to figure out what other factors may have contributed to the accident. According to officials, alcohol did not contribute to the accident. The bus driver is a 49 year old male from Fremont, California.

Causes of Bus Crashes

As of recently, bus crashes have been occurring quite commonly and injuring and killing many. Last year a bus crashed killed 9 passengers and injured 39. The crash occurred because the driver was driving too fast for current weather conditions. A common factor in both the stories described is the bus driver driving too fast.

Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of bus crashes is human error. Numerous buses crash take place because the bus driver makes a poor decision or fails to pay attention to the road due to drowsiness and fatigue.

Other times, a bus crash can occur due to malfunction of the vehicle and poor brakes and tires. When this occur, it is imperative for those injured to seek legal action for their injuries. Many injuries force victims to seek medical attention or take time off from work to heal. Injuries can not only be physically painful, but financially damaging.

Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you know was recently harmed in a bus accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options. A bus driver should drive in a safe manner and under the speed limit. A bus driver should also not be over-worked or fatigued. If a bus driver harmed your life in anyway and caused injury, you should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. With the help of a personal injury attorney, you may be able to earn monetary retribution for your pain and suffering caused by a bus accident.