pexels-laker-6156582Pickup Truck Driver Charged With DUI After Galt School Bus Collision By A Street and Oak Avenue

GALT, CALIFORNIA (May 21, 2024) – Multiple people were injured in a Galt school bus accident involving a pickup truck near the intersection of A Street and Oak Avenue.

Sacramento County officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A school bus for the Galt Joint Unified School District was carrying 20 students when it was struck by a pickup truck.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Jorge Soria is the father of one of the students on the bus. He took his daughter to the hospital as a precaution.

He later learned that she had internal bleeding due to two fractures. Jorge Soria told reporters that he’s encouraging other parents to have their children checked out as well.

The driver of the pickup truck was arrested on suspicion of DUI. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Galt School Bus Accidents

School buses are typically very safe. But a number of people are still injured or killed every year. According to the National Safety Council, “School bus-related crashes killed 104 people nationwide in 2022, down 3.7% compared to the 108 deaths in 2021, according to National Safety Council (NSC) tabulations of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).” School districts should take a number of measures in order to prevent accidents.

  • Bus drivers should be well trained.
  • Buses should be regularly inspected and well-maintained.
  • Bus routes should avoid as many left turns as possible.

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Victims of car accidents involving drunk drivers should take a number of actions.

  • Any person involved should seek medical attention.
  • Medical records related to the crash should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced bus accident attorney should be contacted.

It can be hard to know where to begin after any school bus accident. Victims are often filled with adrenaline after a crash, which can mask the presence of injuries. For that reason, it is always a good idea to be medically evaluated after a crash. It is important for accident victims to also understand that they do have rights. The parent of any child injured in a school bus crash may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Getting Legal Help After Sacramento County School Bus Accidents

We at the Sehat Law Firm extend our best wishes to all children and parents impacted by this Galt school bus accident. This was a preventable collision that should not have taken place. There needs to be some accountability for the victims.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Galt school bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of bus accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. 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.

 

 

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