Several People Injured After L.A. County Metro Bus Crashes Into Wall At 270 South Loma Street
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (December 28, 2023) – At least four people were injured after a Los Angeles County Metro bus crashed into a wall in the Westlake neighborhood along Loma Drive.
Los Angeles County officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:40 p.m. on Saturday. A Metro bus rolled backwards into a retaining wall for some reason.
The accident caused significant damage to the bus and the wall. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.
Four people were injured and required hospitalization. A full investigation into the LA Metro bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Los Angeles County Bus Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or injured every year in bus accidents. According to The Journalist’s Resource, “on average, about 63,000 buses [of all kinds] are involved in an accident each year; about 14,000 result in an injured person, and 325 result in a fatal injury. About 50 passengers (including the driver) are killed, on average, in a given year.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a bus accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
Bus companies are considered “common carriers” and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. They must exercise all of the vigilance and care necessary for the safety of their customers and others on the roadway. If a bus driver fails to exercise due care and and causes an accident, their employer could be held at fault. This might make a city like Los Angeles liable for a collision if they were the owner of a bus that crashed. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Maintenance records for the bus involved should be sought.
- The bus driver’s workbook should be reviewed.
Bus accidents tend to be complex events. The factors that contribute to a bus accident could occur minutes, hours or weeks prior to any collision. Victims of bus accidents may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months. It is important for victims of bus accidents to understand that they do have rights. The family of any person that died in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A Los Angeles bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Los Angeles County Bus Accidents
We at the Sehat Law Firm extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this accident. It is our sincere hope that everyone will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Los Angeles County bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.