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  • Safety Rules Revisited after Fatal Northern California Bus Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-Apr-2014

    Earlier this month, a fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California resulted in 10 deaths. According to a KCRA news report, the fatal truck and bus collision occurred along Interstate 5 in Orland 100 miles north of Sacramento. The bus was carrying 44 Southern California students who were on their way for a free tour of Humboldt State ...
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  • Investigation Finds History of Brake Issues Leading Up To Deadly California Bus Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Feb-2013

    A tour bus involved in a crash that killed seven people recently had been placed out of service twice for brake problems before receiving a clean bill of health from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), according to a recent news report. The bus company received a “satisfactory” safety rating from the FMCSA in January 2013, according to recent records. At the time, ...
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  • Understanding Your Injuries in a Pleasanton Bus Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-Aug-2012

    For many, bus travel is an integral part of everyday life in Pleasanton, and a number of residents use this mass transportation to go to and from work as well as any other destination. And while bus accidents are much rarer than other forms of auto accidents in northern California, when they do occur, the results are often devastating and shocking. Frequently, bus crashes end in serious or even ...
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  • Understanding The Dangers Of A Northern California Bus Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Dec-2011

    Buses are one of the many options that people have for mass transit both in California and across the United States that make it easier for people to go about their day-to-day work and personal lives; however, buses present dangers that, while not often occurring, can be incredibly devastating in the event of a crash. Consider the unique features of a bus that separate it from most other vehicles ...
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  • What Do You Know About School Bus Accidents?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Dec-2010

    In the United States, there are about 400,000 school buses that transport children to and from school every day. Currently, there are about 50 million children in private and public schools, and roughly half of these students use school bus transportation to get to school every day. The school transportation system in California is the largest mass transportation system in the state; about 25,000 ...
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  • Greyhound Bus Swerves to Avoid Fresno Accident, Crashes and Kills 6

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 23-Jul-2010

    A recent Greyhound bus crash in Fresno, California has left six people dead and several injured, according to a MSNBC news report. The bus was carrying 47 total passengers at the time of the crash, which occurred at 2:14AM PST. Two other vehicles were involved in the Central Valley bus accident, and it is still unclear whether or not the six fatality victims and others injured were all passengers ...
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  • San Jose VTA Bus Accident Injures Six

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-May-2010

    A bus accident in San Jose involving a bus and a small passenger vehicle ended with six people being sent to the hospital with minor injuries. According to a report, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority vehicle was traveling near the intersection of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue when it rear-ended the smaller vehicle. While no occupants inside the smaller vehicle ...
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