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One Dead, 17 Injured in Crash Involving Commuter Bus

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According to NBC Los Angeles, a driver is dead after colliding with a bus in Anaheim on Tuesday morning, leaving 17 passengers on the bus injured.

Details of Car-Bus Crash

The fatal wreck happened in the 1000 block of South Harbor Boulevard at around 11:13 a.m. local time. A man in a Toyota Avalon collided with an Orange County Transportation Authority bus, causing massive damage to the car and front-end of the bus.

NBC Los Angeles reports that the estimated 60-year-old driver of the car suffered injuries and received treatment at a hospital before succumbing to his injuries. Seventeen people on the bus were injured. Fourteen of the victims were hospitalized with minor injuries.

The cause of the deadly crash is currently unknown, according to NBC Los Angeles. Police are currently investigating the accident.

Company Vehicle Accidents

Companies are generally responsible for the actions of their employees when their employees are acting as agents for the company. This means that when a company vehicle is involved in an accident, the driver and/or company may be liable for damages. The driver may be responsible if negligence played a role in the accident.

Additionally, employers may be liable for:

  • Negligent Supervision
  • Failure to Verify Proper Licensing/Certification
  • Negligent Hiring Practices
  • Failure to Properly Train Drivers
  • Failure to Maintain Vehicle

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