July 5, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – Eleven people were injured when a Graton Casino tour bus rear ended a car.
On January 3, 2017, a Google charter bus struck and killed Xiaolan Luo, a San Jose woman, on the campus of West Valley College in Saratoga, California. The bus traveling southbound, turning left from Fruitvale Avenue onto Athletics Way, according to the West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Department.
A 60 year-old woman was struck by and trapped under a Muni bus at Market and Kearny Streets, across from Third Street, on Monday, December 19, 2016, around 7 p.m. Suffering from severe leg injuries, first responders pulled the woman out from beneath the bus and took her to the trauma center at San Francisco General Hospital. The bus that struck the woman ran on Muni’s No. 9 San Bruno line, which services stops from downtown to Visitacion Valley.
Over 30 Passengers Also Injured When USA Holiday Tour Bus Slammed Into Rear Of Semi Truck
Palm Springs, CA (October 23, 2016) – Thirteen people died and several more suffered life-threatening injuries after a tour bus collided with a semi-truck early Sunday morning, October 23, 2016, while traveling on Interstate Highway 10 between the cities of Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs in Riverside County, California. The tour bus belonged to USA Holiday, a Los Angeles-based tour company. The bus was carrying 44 people and was returning from Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California, back to Los Angeles, CHP said. The bus driver was killed in the crash, and all passengers who survived the collision were injured.
Charter Bus Accident: Bus Carrying Chinese Tourists Crashes into Tree Near Yosemite, Teen Girl Killed And Another Passenger Critically Injured
Oakhurst, CA (September 26, 2016) – A charter bus carrying children and their chaperones from China crashed after visiting Yosemite National Park at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, resulting the death of a thirteen-year-old girl. Four passengers had major injuries, including one person critically injured. Six other passengers had moderate to minor injuries.
Last November, a double-decker tourist bus crashed in Union Square. The bus accident seriously injured a bicyclist, multiple pedestrians and a number of people on the bus. It knocked down power lines and left San Francisco emergency workers scrambling to save the lives of six critically injured people.
Today’s question comes from Marisol S. in South San Francisco who asks “my friend was on the Greyhound bus that crashed on Monday. They say that the driver may have been too tired and fell asleep. Isn’t the bus company supposed to make sure that the drivers aren’t drunk or falling asleep? How can they let someone who is falling asleep drive a bus? What laws apply? What are her rights?”
Un autobus de Greyhound se volteo y choco en la autopista mojada en San Jose matando dos pasajeras e hiriendo mas de 12 el martes, Enero del 2016. El autobus salio de Los Angeles la noche antes y se dirigia a la parada en el centro de San Jose, San Francisco, y Oakland cuando el accidente ocurrio en la autopista 101.
A Greyhound bus flipped on its side and crashed on a rainy highway in San Jose, killing two female passengers and injuring more than a dozen others this morning. The bus left Los Angeles on Monday night and was heading to stops in downtown San Jose and San Francisco en route to Oakland when the bus accident occurred on Highway 101.
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Recently in the news there has been a rash of public transportation accidents that have resulted in severe injuries and even death to passengers. In July, the operator of a MUNI light rail train in San Francisco blacked out at the controls and crashed into another train, injuring 47 people. Earlier this year in February, a BART train in Oakland sideswiped another train. Seven people were harmed in this accident.
When a passenger is hurt while using public transportation, the public transportation provider may be held legally responsible for the passenger’s injuries. Under the law, public transportation providers like city and state-operated trains, buses and light rail systems, are referred to as “common carriers.”