At least five people were killed and numerous people were seriously injured on Tuesday, when a charter bus full of people crashed on Highway 99 in California. The bus originated in Mexico and had stopped in Los Angeles on Monday night. It made a stop in Livingston and was headed to Pasco, Washington. The bus made a turning movement and struck a support pole around 3:35 a.m. near the town of Livingston. The pole sliced halfway through the bus.
Approximately 30 people were aboard the vehicle at the time and some suffered major injuries. Six people were airlifted to hospitals, and ambulances transported seven others with injuries.
The bus is registered to Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc., according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The bus involved in the crash has been cited for at least seven violations over the last two years, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records that identify the charter bus by its license plate number. One of those citations was because the bus’s driver was behind the wheel despite having a suspended commercial driver’s license.
The investigation into what caused the crash is still ongoing at this time.
If you or someone you know have been injured or killed in a bus accident, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling (713) 222-7211 or toll free at 713-222-7211.