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Two Students Injured in San Leandro School Bus Accident

On December 11, 2012, a frightening school bus accident in an unincorporated area of Alameda County resulted in multiple injuries. A California Highway Patrol Spokesman has indicated that the accident occurred on southbound 14th Street north of 165th Avenue near San Leandro, California.

According to published reports the accident involved two vehicles and the school bus. The accident was caused by a 19-year-old woman who was driving a Toyota Camry. She rear-ended another Toyota Camry that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of 165th Avenue. The force of the impact pushed the Toyota into the rear of the Ford Econoline school bus. Two 17-year-old students on the bus were reportedly transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts are with the young victims in hopes that they make a complete and speedy recovery.
The school bus that was involved in the accident is owned and operated by Durham School Services. Durham School Services is a private bus company that provides transportation services to Baldwin Academy. The law varies with respect to private bus operators versus public bus operators. Private bus accidents are controlled by the state statute of limitations which provides victims two years in which to file a claim. This is in contrast to bus accidents involving public transportation buses that are operated by a city, state, or federal entity. Public bus accidents have an accelerated statute of limitations of six months in which victims must file a claim. Regardless of the type of bus accident, the experienced California bus accident attorneys of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP can help.
We specialize in all types of bus accidents including: bus recalls, freeway accidents, greyhound bus accidents, tour bus accidents, metro bus accidents and school bus accidents. Our highly skilled trial lawyers have a deep understanding of the complexities associated with advocating on behalf of bus accident victims and their families. We utilize this understanding to get our clients the financial compensation they deserve. This can include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, other economic losses, loss of consortium, pain and suffering.
Bus accident victims and their families deserve a dedicated bus accident attorney to fight for them. If you or a loved one have experienced a bus accident call Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP. One of our California bus accident attorneys will provide you with a free consultation and case evaluation.