At least five people died and dozens were injured in an Orange County bus accident on Highway 101 in Soledad, California, carrying French tourists who crashed and rolled over on a freeway overpass, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Several passengers were thrown from the bus and onto the overpass as well as the freeway below. The death toll is expected to increase as many of the injured are believed to be in critical condition. Traffic investigators are looking into what caused this fatal bus accident.
The injured victims and families of the deceased will be able to file personal injury claim and wrongful death claims against the negligent parties even if they are French and not U.S. citizens or residents. The injured victims and their families should retain the services of expert California bus accident attorneys who will explain the legal process, their rights and how to get help with medical and other expenses. Victims and their families should not to give any statements to anyone, talk to investigators or adjusters or sign any documents or releases until they are represented by skilled California personal injury attorneys who would will provide a free, comprehensive consultation to any one of the passengers or their family.