EAST LOS ANGELES – Eleven people were injured after two buses collided on the 10 Freeway Thursday morning.
At 10:30 a.m., an unidentified driver left the roadway, tumbled down an embankment from the westbound freeway, and hit a tree. When the pickup truck suddenly plowed into the traffic lanes of the 10 Freeway near Soto Street, initial reports indicate that the driver of the Greyhound bus may have been distracted. This resulted in the driver of the Greyhound bus to rear-end the Foothill Transit Line intercity bus, bound for Los Angele.
The two buses were filled with about 40 people, and initial reports indicate that thirteen ambulances were on the scene of the incident assessing passengers for possible injuries. At the time, 11 passengers have been transported to the local USC Medical Center, with one being transported from the scene on a stretcher. The incident shut down the eastbound express lanes west of Soto Street.
It is unclear whether the commuter bus slowed down or stopped completely before being rear-ended by the Greyhound bus. It is unknown at the time whether this accident was weather-related and induced by the slipper wet pavement.
“Police will father evidence and conduct interviews with the drivers and witness to determine liability,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Any injured party involved in an accident will have a bodily claim against the negligent driver who caused the accident.”
Injured parties and family of deceased victims are encouraged to contact an experienced and professional personal injury attorney. At Lexton Law, we have your best interest in mind and will fight hard for you to obtain the compensations you deserve. We also offer to retrieve the accident report for you, entirely free of charge.. whether you retain our firm or not. Call for a free consolation with an experience personal injury today; there is no obligation! Call us today at at (877) 541-2111