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Pedestrian Struck by Bus in Sherman Heights

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on August 2, 2012 - Comments off

A pedestrian was struck by a bus on July 25 around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of 19th Street and Imperial Avenue in Sherman Heights. According to the information provided, it is believed that the bus was traveling from Mexico to El Paso, Texas and was very close to getting on the freeway. Paramedics responding to this serious pedestrian accident transported the injured victim to UCSD Medical Center for immediate medical attention.
Investigating officers will need to determine whether the bus driver was speeding or negligent or if the pedestrian was at fault. Although it is believed that the pedestrian jaywalked across the street, more investigation will have to be done to determine who the at-fault party really was.
According to California Highway Patrol, 18 pedestrians were killed and 494 suffered injuries in pedestrian accidents in San Diego.
Under California Law, it is quite possible that both the driver and pedestrian may be responsible for this Sherman Heights pedestrian accident. If the bus driver saw or could have seen the pedestrian, this accident could have been prevented. Further, because both pedestrian and bus driver may have a percentage of fault for the accident under the responsibilities set forth by California law, damages may still be able to be found for the pedestrian.
The injured victim’s family members should immediately get in touch with an experienced San Diego auto accident attorney who deals in pedestrian accidents to obtain compensation and bring the at-fault party to justice.
In this case, the accident victim can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
If you have been injured by a speeding or negligent driver, talk to an experienced San Diego County bus accident lawyer at the Jurewitz Law Group. Our dedicated legal team will work to get you the most compensation for your injuries. For a free assessment of your case, call our legal team at (888) 233-5020.

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San Diego County Bus Accident Leaves Seven Injured

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on September 1, 2010 - Comments off

A North County Transit District bus driver and six passengers sustained injuries when their bus collided with a pickup truck on the afternoon of August 28, 2010. According to Valley Center authorities this accident occurred around 2p.m. on North Lake Wohlford Road south of Valley Center.

The southbound pick up truck crossed into the northbound lanes and struck the district bus. Sgt. Scott Payson said that the left front end of the truck hit the left front of the bus and caused moderate damage to both the vehicles. The pickup driver fortunately escaped unhurt, but the bus driver along with his passengers suffered injuries. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment of their injuries.
The windshield of the bus shattered and some of the passengers complained of back and neck pain. Investigating officers are trying to determine why the pickup driver entered into the wrong lane on a straight stretch of road. Payson said that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be the reason behind this crash, but distraction due to cell phone cannot be ruled out. A right-of-way violation may have played a part in this traffic collision. California law requires drivers to give the right of way to oncoming vehicles and to cars who have already entered the intersection from a different road.
If this accident occurred due to the negligence of either or both of the drivers, then the responsible persons might be liable to pay legal compensation to the injured passengers for medical costs and other related deamages.

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California Man Loses Life in Fatal Virginia Car Accident

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on April 11, 2010 - Comments off

An 18-year old California man lost his life in a Virginia car accident that happened at the Gideon Drive and Dale Boulevard intersection in Woodbridge, VA on April 6, 2010. The fatal accident occurred around 9:30 p.m.
The victim, Jose Chavez of Shafter, California, was struck by a privately operated bus as he was crossing the road. He then became trapped beneath it and was dragged some 50 feet. Chavez soon succumbed to his injuries. Chavez had recently arrived in Northern Virginia from California to visit relatives and to look for a job.
Our office wishes to offer our sincere prayers and condolences to Chavez’s friends and family. Losing a loved one is never easy. Anyone who is one the road–be it a driver, a bicyclist, or a pedestrian–must make every effort to be careful and aware of the road traffic. Pedestrians must always use the designated areas for crossing roads and those driving cars and buses must make sure that they look out for vulnerable pedestrians and bicycle riders on the road.

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Four People Injured in Los Angeles Auto Accident

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on April 1, 2010 - Comments off

Four people were injured in a Los Angeles auto accident that involved a bus, a truck, and a car. The accident occurred at Sierra Madre Boulevard on the 210 Freeway on March 30, 2010 around 6 a.m.
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The case is still under investigation and as of now not much information has been received. The accident had a semi-truck, a Southland Transit bus, and a car crashing on the freeway causing the cab of the truck to separate from its’ trailer and roll down the edge of the interstate. The semi-truck driver was critically injured and taken to an area hospital, as were the other two drivers. Another motorist also faced minor injuries.
Our office wishes all the drivers good health and hope that they recover quickly. We also anticipate the investigation to finish soon so that the cause can be known to all and preventive measures be undertaken, if need be.

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Riverside Auto Accident Occurs When a Bus and Car Collide

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on February 4, 2010 - Comments off

A 21-year old Greenport resident lost his life in a Riverside auto accident as his car was hit by a transit bus. This fatal car vs. bus accident took place at an intersection in Riverside on February 3, 2010 around 7:40 a.m. The deceased, Michael Brown, was driving a 2000 Ford Focus along CR 63 when he was hit by a Suffolk transit bus moving along CR 51.
According to Southampton Police reports, Brown passed a stop sign and continued into the moving traffic, when his Ford was hit broadside by the northward bound transit bus. Michael Brown was transported to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office after being pronounced dead at the scene. The bus passengers and the driver suffered minor injuries.
Our office wishes to convey our sincere prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Michael Brown. Michael, a recent graduate of Greenport High School was much loved in the community. It is so disheartening to note that so many young adults are losing their lives in auto accidents in Riverside County. We urge all residents of the area to be more cautious when they step onto the roads and adhere to all traffic rules and safety norms.
Ross Jurewitz is a Riverside County auto accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego, CA law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a Riverside car accident, please call Mr. Jurewitz at 888-233-5020 for a free consultation.
In addition, if you would like more information to help you or your family following a car wreck, please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book, The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is free to all California residents.


San Diego Rock Band Seriously Injured in Rollover Bus Accident

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on September 21, 2009 - Comments off

A local band from San Diego called “A City Serene” with six members, were all seriously injured last week when their tour bus, which had been traveling up the California Grapevine along Interstate 5, was t-boned over the weekend.
The band, which has been classified as a screamo/hardcore band, was riding north on Interstate 5 through the Grapevine on September 20 around 3:30 p.m. when their bus crashed on the way to a San Jose show.
A CHP officer reporting on the incident noted that a Ford pickup truck coming in the opposite direction was airborne and flew over the center divider of Interstate 5. The truck caught a Honda Civic before going broadside into the bus belonging to the band. Another Honda just behind the bus then collided with the undercarriage after the bus had tipped over.
All seven people aboard were hurt in the wreck, all with serious injuries, and all six members of the band are reported to have suffered broken bones as a result of the California car wreck. The six musicians had to be transported by air ambulances to various hospitals in Mission Hills, Bakersfield, and Valencia, California. Family members report that two of the band members are barely holding on to life and are in comas at the moment. Other injuries suffered range from severe concussions to broken bones.
If you or a loved one has ever been injured or killed in a California bus accident, contact San Diego, CA auto accident attorney Ross Jurewitz and the California personal injury lawyers of the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020. You may also contact these San Diego, CA personal injury attorneys online here.
Order a free copy of our California injury book for accident victims, The 10 Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case, through our website. It is a free resource for all California accident victims.


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