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Tour bus crash injures 13 people

Many people rely on tour buses to take them from one destination to the next, ensuring that they get to see what they want without having to take on the responsibility of driving. Passengers agree to ride on a tour bus with the notion that they will be safe at all times; however, this is not always the way things work out.

Many of our California readers have been keeping up to date with the many tour bus crashes that have taken place throughout the state over the past few weeks. As a result, many people involved have suffered a personal injury.

Most recently, a tour bus traveling home from a Southern California casino crashed on a freeway, injuring 13 people as a result. According to the California Highway Patrol, the bus left the shoulder of the road on Interstate 10 at approximately 4:30 a.m. After going into a drainage ditch, it came to a stop against a light pole and a fence.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department noted that 11 people suffered minor injuries and two suffered moderate injuries. Along with this, a local news station reported that one person had a broken arm. At the time of the accident, there were just about 40 people on board. These people were trapped in the bus briefly, until a rescuer was able to open a blocked door.

Driving on the roadways of California can be dangerous, regardless of if you are in a car, truck or a passenger in a tour bus. For those suffering a personal injury due to the negligence of another, civil recourse is available in order to seek compensation. A California personal injury attorney can provide valuable advice and insight into whether an injured person and their family may be able to pursue such a claim.


Source: 
Huffington Post, "13 Hurt In Fourth California Tour Bus Crash In A Week" Kathleen Miles, Dec. 23, 2013

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