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Woman Hit and Killed by Tour Bus in Los Angeles

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Justin Chavez4 years ago

Police have confirmed that a woman was hit and killed by a tour bus while crossing the street Saturday, January 10 in South Los Angeles.

Details about the Accident

“She had the right of way and the bus came and just took her out, ran her over.” – onlooker Johnathon Pineda as published by ABC

  • The accident occurred at Slauson Avenue and Figueroa Street at around 8:30am on January 10.
  • Investigators say the private tour bus hit the pedestrian, now identified as 56-year-old Ena Villalobos, as she was on her way to the local clinic. The investigators say the driver apparently did not see the woman at the crosswalk.
  • The bus driver waited for authorities, cooperated with the police, and had the proper license to drive the bus. There were no other passengers on the bus, and the woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
  • In a separate accident, two L.A. City firefighters responding to the accident were injured when they were involved in a three-car collision. Both firefighters and another driver involved were taken to the hospital with no serious injuries.
  • The bus driver has not been cited or arrested, and the investigation is still ongoing.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Facts

According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • In 2011 alone, Police-Reported bus crashes resulting in injury equaled 13,000.
  • 242 of those crashes were fatal.
  • 24,000 injuries resulted from traffic crashes.
  • 283 were fatal.
Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry 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 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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