13 people died and 31 were injured in a tour bus accident in the desert near Palm Springs early Sunday morning. In the middle of the night, the bus collided with the back of a big rig truck in California’s deadliest crash in decades.
“In almost 35 years, I’ve never been to a crash where there’s been 13 confirmed fatals,” California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele told the LA Times
Local and federal investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash. In the meantime, we send our thoughts and prayers to those affected and their families.
How to respond after a serious accident
After a crash, securing your safety is the most important thing. Seek immediate medical attention if you have been badly injured. Even if you feel fine, it is best to see a doctor.
If you have been involved in any type of vehicle accident, especially with a commercial vehicle, it is important to remember that the responsible parties and their insurers are not on your side. You should never give a statement to an insurance company without speaking to an attorney first.
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, has been named the “#1 personal injury law firm in California” and has unsurpassed experience in representing the victims of bus accidents in California.