CHINO, CALIFORNIA (February 5, 2017) – A charter bus was involved in a deadly collision on the 71 Freeway on Sunday evening, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 1:26 am on the 71 Freeway near the Grand Avenue off-ramp. A charter bus carrying the San Diego Christian College basketball team was heading back home from Bakersfield, when they were struck from the rear by a man in a Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta immediately burst into flames after the accident.
A passerby was able to pull the driver of the Jetta out of their vehicle before it was fully engulfed in flames, however the driver was tragically declared dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The 18 members of the basketball team inside the charter bus were not harmed, however the bus also caught on fire as a result of the accident, which remains under investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Chino, Los Angeles, Riverside, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.