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Crash Involving Transit Bus, Semi-Truck Injures Three Passengers


semi-truck driving on highway

According to the Victor Valley Daily Press, three passengers of a transit bus were injured after being struck by a semi-truck in Hesperia, California, on Monday afternoon.

Details of the Semi-truck Wreck

The injury accident occurred at the intersection of Cottonwood Avenue and Mesa Street at around 4:45 p.m. local time. Officials say a VVTA transit bus was driving north on Cottonwood when it was hit by a semi.

The semi was traveling west on Mesa when it stopped at a stop sign and proceeded into the intersection, crashing into the side of the bus. Both vehicles sustained significant damage, but luckily there were only five passengers on board the bus at the time of the crash.

Three of the passengers were injured in the wreck, reports the Victor Valley Daily Press. Two of the injured passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The third victim declined treatment. Officials say all of the injuries sustained were minor, and the two occupants in the semi were uninjured.

According to the Victor Valley Daily Press, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Information regarding Trucking Accidents

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
  • An estimated 111,000 people suffered injuries in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.
    • 74 percent of the people injured in these accidents were occupants of other vehicles.
  • An estimated 438,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2014.
  • Seventy-nine percent of the fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2014 occurred on weekdays.
  • In 2014, large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes.

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