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Two Injured in Bus Accident at Highway 154 and Stagecoach Road in Santa Barbara

Bus accidents commonly lead to multiple injuries due to the fact that they involve dozens of individuals and large vehicles. When these accidents occur, they are likely to result in immense turbulence and force, which can cause serious injuries or even take a life. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a bus accident caused by a negligent party, it is crucial that you understand your legal options.

Bus Accident Involving Pickup Truck at Santa Barbara Intersection

On Thursday night, two people were injured in a bus accident that occurred at an intersection in Santa Barbara. The accident, according to KSBY, happened around 11:25 p.m. at Highway 154 and Stagecoach Road on the night of May 30, 2024.

Santa Barbara officials confirmed that a pickup truck and a Chumash Casino bus collided with each other due to reasons that are still under investigation. There were approximately 20 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident.

Several emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The man who was driving the pickup truck was injured, as well as a woman on the bus. They were both taken to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries but are expected to recover.

The highway was closed in both directions until the scene was cleared.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.

Maison Law Stands with Santa Barbara Bus Accident Victims

Buses have an immense weight and size difference, which means that they are capable of causing extensive harm in the event of an accident. On top of this, there are typically many passengers inside a bus, which means that there is a higher likelihood that multiple victims will result. Even though bus drivers are held to a high standard and drivers are trained to drive these large vehicles, accidents still occur every year, turning lives upside-down.

There are several parties who could be liable for a bus accident in Santa Barbara, including:

  • A bus company
  • A bus driver
  • The manufacturer of the bus parts
  • Passengers who distracted a bus driver
  • Maintenance personnel who were working on the bus

If you were hurt in a bus accident and believe that one of these parties was negligent, you may have a claim for damages. However, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your rights. In California, the statute of limitations on these cases is two years from the time that you discover your injuries.

Contact a Santa Barbara Bus Accident Lawyer Today

At Maison Law, our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers are here to help you get back on your feet after you have been hurt in a bus accident. We will help you track down all liable parties and help you file a claim, providing you with resources as you navigate the legal system. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free legal consultation as soon as possible.

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