GARDEN GROVE, California – An Orange County Transportation Authority bus driver caused a chain reaction crash injuring three people after it slammed into the back of an Acura sedan on the eastbound State Route 22 freeway just east of the Harbor Boulevard exit, according to news reports.
The bus driver was attempting to merge into traffic on the busy 22 freeway at the time of the crash. The Acura was struck so hard that it hit a Ford Mustang, which in turn struck a pickup. Paramedics transported the injured to a nearby hospital where they were treated for minor injuries, according to the report. The 7:19 a.m. crash blocked two lanes of the freeway for about 30 minutes while police investigated the crash to determine its cause and clean up debris.
Who is at fault in a Car Accident?
Police investigating a car accident attempt to determine who is at fault in a car accident depending on the unique circumstances in each case. The driver deemed at risk in a crash can be held civilly liable for the injuries or death of his or her passengers or other victims involved in the crash. Also, employers can be held liable for car, bus or truck accidents caused by drivers of commercial vehicles or those driven for business purposes.
Additionally, there are situations where an accident is caused by an auto defect. Under those circumstances, the manufacturer or supplier of parts or mechanic can be held liable for a defective product or service that caused a crash.
Whenever negligence causes a car accident the families of victims killed in a car accident may file a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation everything from medical expenses and funeral costs to losses such as anticipated income and loss of companionship. The families of these victims may wish to contact an experienced attorney whose expertise is personal injury.
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