Man Killed and Woman Injured After Being Hit by Commuter Bus

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Man and Woman Injured Due to Being Struck By Commuter Bus

Sadly, crashes usually end with someone being hurt. Especially during rush hour or busy intersections. People get busy and tend to not pay attention to what they’re doing. Or they get distracted by a phone call, kids, or even stress from work. It’s really hard to tell what could cause a crash.

A man was killed and a woman had to be hospitalized due to being in serious condition on Wednesday night. This was after they were struck by a commuter bus as they were crossing a busy intersection in the Redono Beach area.

According to the traffic alert from the Redono Beach Police Department, the bus crash happened right before six,twenty in the evening in the Riviera Village area.

The man and the woman involved in the incident was just crossing northbound in the crosswalk of Avenue I and Catalina Avenue.That is when they were struck by the commuter bus, according to Sgt. Shawn Freeman.

Commuter Bus Strikes Two People

Sgt. Freeman also stated that the bus (LADOT Commuter Express bus) had been in the process of completing a left turn, going from the Southbound Catalina Avenue to east Avenue I at the time of the crash. In the process the bus accidentally ran over both of the victims, trapping them both underneath of the bus.

The male victim was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the bus crash. A tow truck had to be brought to the scene so it could lift the bus off of the unidentified man so that his body could be recovered. According to the report, blue and yellow tarps were visible and covering the front grill of the bus as well as another location underneath of the bus.

The woman was luckily able to be rescued by the firefighters and was immediately taken to a local hospital. She was in serious condition at the time. The extent of the woman’s injuries was not known at the time. Sgt. Freeman did say that she was conscious as she was transported.

Witnesses said that the man and woman victims were “elderly”. The relationship between the injured people were not known either. None of the people on the bus was injured.

Incidents with vehicles happen all too often. You never know when a car can accidentally cut someone off or a vehicle malfunction might happen. Vehicle crashes can happen at anytime really. Sadly, a lot of crashes end with someone being hurt or even worse, they end in a fatality.

Daniel Gibalevich – Bus Accident Attorney Los Angeles

If you or someone you love is the victim of a bus-related accident, you may be entitled to legal recourse to recover compensation for health or financial damages. Due to lessened safety measures compared to other motor vehicles, it is not uncommon for injuries sustained during significant bus-related accidents to be extreme. Life after a serious accident can be physically and emotionally challenging and navigating the legal process to obtain compensation can be frustrating.

Understanding the Process

The window of time available to take legal action following a bus-related accident is minimal, especially with the convoluted process of filing claims against government and commercially owned bus lines. It essential that your personal injury attorney is experienced with the filing process specific to bus-related accidents within the state of California.

Determining Liability

Whether you are the victim of a bus-related accident resulting from negligence on the part of the bus operator or a driver of another motor vehicle, product or manufacturer liability, malicious intent or wrongful death you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. In developing a bus-related personal injury lawsuit, it is important to clearly determine liable participants and the exact cause of the accident.

Although generally one of the safest transportation options, riders of public transit buses, private bus lines and school buses are occasionally the victims of bus-related accidents with injuries that may include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
  • Bone Dislocation
  • Amputation
  • Cosmetic Disfigurement
  • Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Death

In situations where Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance does not sufficiently cover damages, you may be entitled to full or partial compensation beyond your coverage limitations. At the DAG Law Firm, our expert personal injury attorneys will support you in bringing appropriate legal action against an insurance agency or defendant. Whether you are dealing with an uncooperative commercial or government-owned bus company or an insurance company seeking to limit your total payout for damages, we are committed to obtaining maximum compensation on your behalf. It is important to fully understant your legal situation and our attorneys will guide you in determining whether your bus-related accident is the result of negligence, manufacturer liability, wrongful death or malicious intent. As a victim of a bus-related accident, you may have legal recourse to recover compensation for the following:

  • Payment for current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Payment for emotional and psychological distress
  • Payment for loss of wages and income earning ability
  • Payment for pain and suffering

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