On April 10, 2014, a FedEx truck collided with a chartered bus. Several high school students, their chaperones, and the bus driver were killed. Senio Taiao, the husband of Talalelei Lealao-Taiao, the bus driver, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against FedEx.
The crash occurred when a FedEx truck, pulling two 28-foot trailers, drove across a 58 foot median and into oncoming traffic. The truck first struck the back of a Nissan Altima, which spun off the freeway and into a chartered bus driven by Ms. Taiao. A fire erupted, killing a total of ten people, among them five students, three adult chaperons and both the FedEx and bus drivers. The bus was carrying chaperones and high school students from Southern California to Humboldt State University. In addition to Taiao’s claim, Rosa Rivera, the mother of student Jennifer Bonilla as well as the family of student Ismael Jimenez have filed suit.
When someone is injured or dies in an automobile accident, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.