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Simi Valley, CA (September 3, 2019) – A charter bus carrying school-age children were involved in a large multi-vehicle collision that took place on Tuesday morning, September 3rd in Simi Valley. The collision happened on the 118 Freeway near Madera Road at around 9:00 a.m.
The Venture County Fire Department stated that the students were on a field trip at the time of the rash which involved four vehicles and 43 people. The bus contained 33 children and seven adults traveling from Horizon Elementary School in Bakersfield to the Ronald Regan Presidential Library.
At least five people suffered injuries, four of whom were transported to a nearby hospital. Neither the ages nor the current conditions of the victims were released. The cause of the crash is actively under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.
In 2012, the state of California saw 341 fatal collisions involving large trucks, and hundreds more suffered serious injuries. That number was reported to have made up 7.3% of all fatal truck accidents across the United States. Due to the sheer nature and power of such large vehicles, it seems fairly obvious that multi-vehicle accidents in California, particularly those involving a large truck, may often be among the most severe types of collisions.
We understand that there is often nothing as life-altering as suffering a sudden injury, and it is important to realize that your rights must be protected as soon as possible. Additionally, when you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of someone else’s blatantly negligent or criminal behavior, it is essential to understand the need for qualified representation.
Our accident attorneys at the May Firm will work with you to preserve your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have been hurt as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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