California regulators are now investigation a San Francisco tour bus company after serious cause that caused five serious personal injuries. According to reports, the bus was owned by City Sightseeing and may not have been registered with the California Public Utilities Commission as required by law. The regulation requires that all tour vehicles that carry more than 11 passengers be registered and pass California Highway Patrol Inspections, however initial reports reveal that the tour bus failed to register as required by law.
The tour bus accident occurred late October in the Union Square shopping area of San Francisco. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, however initial reports indicate that the blue tour bus sped across two city blocks, hit two pedestrians as well as a bicyclist. It also crashed into numerous moving cars before eventually stopping as it collided with scaffolding. In total, 20 people received serious personal injuries with 5 still hospitalized.
A representative of the tour bus company blames the accident on a “catastrophic” mechanical failure.Whether the accident was the result of a mechanical defect or failure, drive error or if the bus company itself is to blame for failing to have the bus properly inspected – the victims of this accident should meet with a knowledgeable San Francisco personal injury lawyer to begin an investigation into the various causes of the incident, protect victim’s rights and ensure that anyone injured receives the compensation he or she deserves. For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a California transportation accident, please contact the experienced San Francisco bus accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.