"Sparky Devil" an internationally known burlesque star and writer, died this past Sunday morning in a party bus accident on Highway 101 in Burlingame, California. The bus crashed into the car she was riding in, which then went out of control. 2 people in the car died – one of them the executive producer of the Bay Area's Hubba Hubba Revue burlesque troupe who's stage name was "Sparky Devil."
Her husband was driving the car and also died as the result of the accident. According to reports, the party bus was travelling southbound before the front-end collision that sent the car out-of-control. 8 people on the bus suffered personal injuries and were treated at nearby California hospitals. The party bus operator also suffered personal injuries, but refused treatment. The accident remains under investigation.
Whenever a major crash occurs involving several injured parties, it is a good idea to consult with a dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyer to discuss accident laws and how they may affect your rights. Where multiple injured parties are involved, it's important to make sure your rights are represented by a knowledgeable accident attorney who can determine your next steps.
Here, it is unclear the exact cause of the crash, what factors may have contributed to the accident and whether alcohol was involved. Because California is a comparative law state, even if each party shares responsibility for an accident, it may be able to recover compensation. In these instances, your recovery would be reduced by your percentage of liability.
This accident is tragic for all involved, and comes on the heels of the limousine fire that killed 5 women on the way to a bridal party.
For more information about multi-vehicle crashes or if you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injuries as the result of an accident, please contact the top San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP.