SANTA ANA, California (April 18, 2013) –  Three family members were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being struck by an SUV that crashed into the burger restaurant where they were eating lunch on First Street, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

About 12:30 p.m., the driver of a Ford Expedition struck a school bus from behind and then swerved to the right and crashed into the Big K’s Burgers restaurant at 1320 W. First Street, according to a report by the Orange County Fire Authority.

A 30-year-old man was trapped underneath the SUV for a short time before paramedics rescued him. Emergency workers then transported the man, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, the report said.

There were no other injuries reported at the restaurant or on the school bus. Police are investigating the crash, however, initial reports indicate there was no drugs or alcohol involved.

“The car crash was reportedly caught on surveillance tape,” said Attorney West Thomas. “Hopefully the family who was struck in this car crash will have a complete recovery and the driver will be held accountable for their losses.”

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If you have been injured or lost a loved one in California The Thomas Law Firm may be able to help you as we represent victims who are injured or the families of those who have been killed due to someone else’s negligence.

“We are a victim’s law firm,” said Attorney West Thomas. “We want to help people who are injured due to someone else’s negligence. No one expects it to happen to their family, however, if you are involved in an accident it’s best to have an advocate on your side to help you recover full compensation for your losses.”

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