Merced, CA (March 5, 2023) – Several people were transported to an area hospital following a major bus accident that took place in Merced on Saturday afternoon, March 4.
At approximately 2:00 p.m., authorities were called to the scene of a car crash that took place on California State Route 99.
According to officials, a bus carrying 16 people was traveling on the off-ramp of Highway 99 onto Martin Luther King Jr. Way when he became involved in a collision. As a result, the bus overturned.
Multiple people on the bus suffered injuries in the crash. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to provide care to the victims. Several victims were then transported to local hospitals for emergency treatment.
The California Highway Patrol and local firefighters stayed at the site of the accident for an extended period as they worked to clear the road.
California Highway Patrol is currently investigating to determine what caused the crash.
Bus Accidents in California
Auto accidents occur far too often in California. In fact, nearly 25 accidents are reported every hour that result in injuries for at least one person involved. In many cases, car crash victims are left with spinal cord injuries, trauma to the head, and other serious injuries that have an overwhelming impact on their lives.
In most cases, car accidents take place due to drivers who fail to operate their vehicles responsibly. Leading factors and crashes across our state include:
- Drivers who are drunk or high
- Drivers who speed
- Drivers who pass stop signs
- Drivers who fail to yield
- Drivers who weave between traffic
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a car crash, a bus accident lawyer in California can help you protect your legal rights and get justice. After your accident, you have the ability to file a personal injury claim against the person responsible. Working with a skilled legal team can help to ensure you have the strongest evidence possible.
Your attorney will gather evidence straight from the scene of the accident. They will all work with experts who can recreate the accident to show what took place. In addition, they can work with financial experts who will be able to prove the damages that you suffered. Your attorney will generally take an aggressive approach toward protecting your legal rights when it comes to negotiating compensation.
With an experienced team of attorneys, a combined $1 billion in damages collected, and decades of successful cases in our portfolio, Wilshire Law Firm stands as one of the leading California personal injury law firms. We are a no-win no-fee firm that is dedicated to fighting for justice for our clients. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Call our team today at 800-358-1884 to see how we can help you.