School Bus Crashes into Pickup Truck in Hesperia
School Bus Crashes into Pickup Truck in Hesperia

Two students were on board a school bus when it collided with a pickup truck in Hesperia on a December afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the Student First bus was going east on Mesa Street when it collided with a northbound Ford F250. The collision happened at the intersection of Mesa and Balsam Road.

The impact sent the school bus into a utility pole and a stop sign. The pickup truck then crashed through a wooden fence of a residence near the intersection. 

Who is at Fault for School Bus Crash?

The CHP is investigating the school bus crash; they have not yet determined the cause of the collision. However, the intersection where the crash occurred is a two-way stop. Drivers on Mesa are required to stop for north and southbound traffic on Balsam. The speed limit on Balsam is 45 mph.

“While police have not assigned blame for the crash, it’s pretty clear the Ford driver would have the right of way at this intersection. Nevertheless, authorities should probably examine whether the intersection and the high speed limit on Balsam pose a safety risk for residents,” 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 auto 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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