Surviving Victims of Deadly Tour Bus Crash File Lawsuit

Three people who were injured in last year’s deadly tour bus crash in Desert Hot Springs are suing multiple entities, including two cities. The plaintiffs are Los Angeles residents Jose Santos Hernandez, Idalia Arevalo and Pilar Medrano. The three were passengers on the USA Holiday bus that crashed into a big rig last October. The bus crash on I-10 west of Indian Canyon Drive killed 12 passengers and the bus driver. Thirty-one passengers on the bus suffered injuries.

Hernandez, Arevalo and Medrano filed the lawsuit in Riverside County Superior Court. They name the estate of the bus driver, Teodulo Elias Vides, as well as the big rig driver, Bruce Guilford. The plaintiffs allege both drivers were negligent behind the wheel prior to the crash.

The victims also name the cities of Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs in the lawsuit, as well as Riverside County and Caltrans. The lawsuit claims they failed to provide adequate lighting along I-10, where construction was taking place.

Cause of Deadly Tour Bus Crash Not Determined

Last year the NTSB determined the bus had several tires that were not compliant with federal regulations. However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continues to investigate the cause of the deadly tour bus crash.

“There’s no doubt these victims endured physical and mental trauma because of this crash. Who is ultimately responsible for their suffering is yet to be determined,” 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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