Eight People Injured In In Antioch Tri Delta Transit Bus Accident By The Intersection of Laurel Road and The Highway 4 Off-Ramp

pexels-kaique-rocha-68427ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA (March 15, 2024) – At least eight people were injured in an Antioch Tri Delta Transit bus accident by Laurel Road and the Highway 4 off-ramp.

Contra Costa County officials are saying that the collision took place around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The driver of an SUV ran a red light and collided with the back of the Tri Delta Transit bus.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Antioch Bus Accidents

It has been estimated that nearly 93% of all car accidents involve some amount of human error. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2021, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are a number of other factors that could contribute to a car accident.

  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions
  • Vehicle system failures

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21453, the driver of any vehicle that is facing a red light must stop at the marked limit line and wait until it is safe to proceed after the light turns green. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver who goes past a yield sign without yielding. It is important that certain steps are taken after any bus accident.

  • Medical records related to the accident should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • The police report for the crash should be examined.
  • An experienced bus accident attorney should be contacted.

Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries. These injuries are often not immediately apparent. After a person has been through a car accident, their body will be filled with adrenaline. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. Any person who is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

 

Investigating Antioch Bus Accidents

We at the Sehat Law Firm extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Antioch bus accident. It is our hope that all of the victims will be able to make a full recovery. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Antioch bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.

 

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