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Charter Bus Crash on 210 Freeway in Irwindale


A charter bus collided with a Scion XB on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale Thursday.

The accident happened just after 10 a.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway, just west of Irwindale Ave. According to a California Highway Patrol officer, the charter bus and the Scion collided in the number two lane. The bus driver lost control of the bus, veered to the right, off the roadway, and overturned.

Bus passengers were coming from the San Gabriel Valley and headed to the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino.

52 people were taken to eight different hospitals. At least ten ambulances came to the scene after the accident. Seven bus passengers were airlifted to a local trauma center. 51 of the 52 injured were believed to have been occupants for the bus. The driver of the Scion was also injured.

The charter bus is owned by Da Zhen Travel Agency, located at 199 Garvey Ave. in Monterey Park, California. According to Da Zhen travel consultant Anna Zhang, a car cut in front of the bus, causing the bus driver to swerve to avoid hitting it.

How much Liability Insurance does Da Zhen Bus Company Have?

In California, the operator of a TCP (charter party carrier) is required to carry liability insurance of at least $5,000,000 for a bus that carries 16 or more passengers.

If you or a family has been injured in a bus accident, speak with an attorney at McGee, Lerer & Associates, a personal injury law firm. We specialize in serious injury and wrongful death cases, and have five office locations to serve our clients: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena and Long Beach.

For a free consultation or free copy of a police report, contact our firm today.