3 Hurt in VVTA Bus Crash

Three people sustained injuries in a crash between a VVTA bus and a tractor-trailer Monday in Hesperia. The crash occurred at the intersection of Cottonwood Avenue and Mesa Street around 4:45 p.m.

The bus carrying five passengers was traveling north on Cottonwood Avenue when it was struck by the tractor-trailer. For unknown reasons, the westbound tractor-trailer pulled out in front of the bus, causing the accident.

Three of the VVTA bus passengers suffered minor injuries in the crash. Two of the victims went to the hospital for treatment. Authorities then briefly shut down a stretch of Cottonwood Avenue while they investigated. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Large Truck Crashes on the Rise

Large truck and bus crashes causing injury increased by 55% from 2009 to 2014, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Additionally, the large truck involvement rate in crashes resulting in injuries increased by 21% from 2013 to 2014.

“Our thoughts are with the victims recovering from this accident. Big rig accidents are a consistent problem in our community, and we must continue to work toward reducing these crashes,” 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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