17 Injured in Whitewater Tour Bus Crash
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A crash between a tour bus and a semi truck Saturday morning in Whitewater injured 17 people and caused the truck to catch fire. The tour bus crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. on westbound I-10, just west of State Route 62.

All 17 victims were occupants of the bus. The injuries sustained were all minor, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.

Semi Truck Catches Fire

Initial reports indicate that the semi truck rear-ended the tour bus. The truck then caught fire from a diesel fuel leak. Fortunately, firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and prevent further injuries.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) closed several lanes while they cleared the scene and investigated the crash. They reopened lanes three and four at 9:20 a.m.

“Thankfully this crash was minor compared to the deadly tour bus crash that occurred in Desert Hot Springs in 2016. Still, these semi truck accidents are happening far too often on our roadways, and we should be very concerned,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a truck accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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