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  • Bus Crash Near Palm Springs, California Kills 13, Injures 31

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 24, 2016

    13 people died, and another 31 were injured after a tour bus crashed into a tractor-trailer near Palm Springs, California on Sunday, October 23. Officials reported that it’s one of the deadliest crashes in recent California history. According to Jim Abele, Division Chief of the California Highway Patrol, the bus was making a return trip to Los Angeles from the Red Earth Casino when it crashed on ...
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  • California Tour Bus Crash Leaves At Least Five Dead

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 8, 2016

    A tour bus carrying 30 people crashed into a Central California highway sign early Tuesday, August 2, killing at least five people. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the bus crashed at about 3:25 a.m. on Highway 99 in Merced County. According to CHP Officer Moises Onsurez, after the bus hit the sign, the pole ripped through the tour bus, severely injuring the driver. Six passengers ...
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  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Statistics

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 22, 2016

    While no highway collision is safe, commercial vehicle crashes are some of the most dangerous kinds of collisions in which you could be involved. Regulations allow large trucks to weight up to 80,000 pounds while fully loaded, and when you compare that to the 3,500 pounds or so average vehicle weight, the danger should become more apparent. In 2013 alone, 95,000 people were injured in crashes ...
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  • Common Causes of Tour Bus Accidents

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 15, 2016

    Tour bus crashes can cause severe injuries, shut down roadways, and disrupt lives. When a crash occurs, it is important to determine the cause. Frequently, the bus driver or the bus company is at fault. There are a variety of ways this happens, including: Mechanical Failure: Tour busses are large and complex pieces of machinery which require timely maintenance to remain in proper working ...
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  • NHTSA Working On New Charter Bus Safety Rules In 2013

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 24, 2013

    As part of its regulatory authority to make America's roads safer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced some progress that it hopes to make in 2013. One of the most important of these goals is a new regulation that would make seat belts mandatory in all new commercial buses. This rule would enact legislation that Congress finally passed last year after years of ...
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