A multi-vehicle wreck left two people dead, and one other person suffered minor injuries. California police are still investigating the motor vehicle accident, but currently believe that it was caused by a tour bus. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the wreck.
Police say the driver of the tour bus was heading northbound on Highway 880, traveling at speeds of upwards of 65 mph. For reasons that are still not clear, the bus rear-ended a smaller passenger vehicle with such force that it was briefly pushed on top of the rear of the small car. The passenger car was then pushed out of the immediate path of the wreck.
The bus did not stop there, though. It continued onward and rear-ended a different passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, instead of pushing this car out of the way, the impact from the bus pushed it forward into the back of a UPS delivery truck, and the tour bus drove on top of the passenger vehicle. The drivers of both of the passenger vehicles died at the scene of the accident, while the tour bus driver seemed to escape without any injuries. The UPS driver said he experienced neck pain.
For California families who unexpectedly lose loved ones, the grief can hit hard and fast. These feelings are often complicated by the financial burdens they are left with. Medical bills, unexpected funeral expenses and other costs associated with the motor vehicle accident can all accumulate quickly, creating a seemingly insurmountable burden. In such cases, a wrongful death lawsuit that is successfully pursued to completion can achieve much-needed legal recourse on behalf of a victim's estate.