Los Angeles, CA (August 20, 2020) – A total of 14 people were injured, three critically, after a collision involving a Metro bus that took place on Wednesday morning, August 19th. The accident happened on Whittier Boulevard near Downey Road at approximately 10:45 a.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a yellow Volkswagen Beetle collided with a Metro bus near the intersection, forcing the Volkswagen into a nearby pole. Emergency responders arrived at the scene where they located one victim inside the Volkswagen that had been nearly split in half during the crash.
Firefighters extricated at least one trapped person inside the Volkswagen and a total of 14 people were hurt as a result. Three victims were hospitalized in critical condition and 11 suffered at least minor injuries.
The 17-year-old operator of Volkswagen was determined to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. No further information has been reported.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Bus Accidents in Los Angeles
According to official researchers, an astonishing total of approximately 63,000 buses are involved in some sort of accident every single year. Around 14,000 of these accidents end with various injuries and at least 325 results in death. Bus accidents in Los Angeles and all other areas around Southern California are at least partially responsible for these figures, and knowing your rights in the aftermath of an accident is of the utmost importance.
Fully realizing your rights as a victim or a bereaved loved one can be of paramount significance as you begin moving forward. First and foremost, however, those who have suffered unjustly at the hands of a negligent driver or other entity must understand the need for aggressive representation to fight on their behalf as soon as possible. In the event of a crash that has claimed the life of a loved one, family members are encouraged to hold the liable party accountable for wrongful death.
After suffering an injury or the loss of a family member, victims are often left with the enormous costs associated with hospitalizations and issues such as continued care including years of therapy, in many cases. There is nothing more important than obtaining astute representation that understands the sensitive nature of such a time. The victim of someone else's actions should never be held responsible for the cost of their treatment, and an experienced car accident attorney will help you recover the compensation you deserve.
At AgnewBrusavich, our dedicated Torrance car accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of an irresponsible party throughout Torrance and surrounding areas. We understand the overwhelming moments that follow a sudden and severe accident, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of someone else's negligence, contact our Los Angeles accident attorneys at (310) 928-9081 today.
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