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4 killed, many others injured in California truck accident

With so many trucks on the road, from one side of the country to the other, it is not uncommon for these vehicles to be involved in an accident. A recent truck accident in close proximity to Blythe, California, killed four people while injuring many others.

According to multiple reports, the accident between the truck and bus occurred on Interstate 10 at approximately 2:15 a.m. The four people who died in the accident were passengers on the bus, which was traveling from El Paso to Los Angeles, through Phoenix. In addition to the four people who were killed in the accident, at least 24 others were taken to hospitals via helicopter or ambulance.

As a result of the accident, traffic was stopped in both the westbound and eastbound lanes of the interstate.

When the truck jackknifed and hit the median strip, a load of pipes was spilled, leading to accidents on both sides of the roadway, as well as the overturning of the bus. At this point, it is believed that the bus was either hit directly by the pipes or overturned when it swerved to avoid them.

This truck accident killed several people and injured many others, most of whom were riding on a bus owned by El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express Inc. Despite the fact that the people on the bus were doing nothing wrong, the actions of a truck driver led to a fatal situation. It's not known if the truck driver will face charges for the accident, but it is quite possible that civil actions may be filed by those who were injured or by the families of those who were killed.

Source: USA Today, "4 killed in truck, bus accident near Ariz. border" Doug Stanglin, May. 21, 2014

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