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One Dead After Bus and Car Collide and Crash into Berkeley Home

A 27-year-old woman died early Thursday morning after her car collided with a transit bus, causing both vehicles to crash into a home.

About the Fatal Berkeley Crash

According to the East Bay Times, Kelli Zachery, 27, was driving to work when her Honda Civic collided with an AC Transit bus at the intersection of California Street and Ashby Avenue around 6:38 am. The front of the bus struck the driver’s side of the Honda.

The force of the initial impact sent both vehicles crashing into a parked car and into a nearby house. Zachery was the sole occupant of her vehicle and was killed in the collision. There was one passenger on the bus, neither the passenger or the driver of the bus was injured.

There were people inside the house when the crash occurred, none of whom were injured.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • The number of crashes resulting in injuries involving large trucks or buses increased by 62 percent from 60,000 in 2009 to 97,000 in 2015.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, for all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys have handled a multitude of commercial vehicle accidents over the past two decades and continue to handle many of the largest 18-wheeler accident cases throughout the United States. Whether the company is small or large, our success is not an accident; it is because we understand how trucking companies operate. We represent clients/victims all over the country.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are available to respond to truck and bus accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact our offices – we are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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