A bus driver died after being run over by a police car that came to assist a crash on Interstate 80 near Iceland Grade in Truckee.
TRUCKEE: Bus Driver Struck by CHP Officer and Killed on Interstate 80 near Iceland Grade

“Pedestrian Fatality”

TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA (April 8, 2017) – Steve Holmes was killed after an accident on Interstate 80 on Saturday evening, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 7:30 pm. A car had overturned, and a charter bus was blocking traffic. The driver of the bus was placing reflective triangles in the road when a CHP officer arrived and briefly spoke to the driver and witnesses. The CHP officer then got back into his vehicle and began reversing, accidentally running over the bus driver.

The bus driver, identified as Steve Holmes, was rushed to a hospital in Reno, where he tragically was pronounced dead a short time later. It is unknown if the bus was involved in the original accident or had just stopped as a witness. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

“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.”

We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.
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