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Fiery multi-vehicle crash near Orland leaves at least 10 dead

If Los Angeles and the rest of California are known for anything, it’s for having congestion on the area’s roads and highways. Because one is typically surrounded by so many other vehicles while driving, it is incumbent upon him to her to remain vigilant behind the wheel. Should carelessness, recklessness, or even just a momentary lapse in judgment lead to a car accident, that accident can easily involve multiple vehicles, increasing the risk for casualties.

Such a horrific accident recently occurred near Orland. A charter bus carrying high school seniors to an event at a local university was struck by a semi-truck as well as another car while on the freeway. The massive collision caused an explosion that resulted in a fire. In all, 10 people, including five of the students, were killed in the accident.

While authorities are still looking into the cause of the crash, it’s believed that the truck hit the bus after swerving to avoid hitting the car. The drivers of both the bus and the truck were among those who lost their lives.

After an accident such as this, the surviving victims, as well as the families of those who died, will justifiably want to know why the accident even happened. Should it be determined in this case that the driver of the car caused the chain of events that led to the accident, he or she could potentially face criminal charges. Yet whatever the criminal consequences of those determined to be at fault in such accidents may be, accident victims are still able to seek compensation from them in the form of a lawsuit. Those wanting to initiate such action may wish to have the help of a personal injury attorney in doing so.

Source: Fox News “’A ball of fire’: Witnesses describe horrific California bus crash that killed at least 10” Apr. 11, 2014

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