24 Injured in Greyhound Bus Overturn Crash on CA-99 near Tulare
Tulare, CA — August 3, 2022, at least 24 people were injured after a Greyhound bus crashed and overturned on Highway 99 near Tulare.
According to reports the incident happened around 3:00 a.m. on Highway 99 near Avenue 260. Preliminary investigation suggests the bus was traveling north on the highway when it drifted out of the travel lanes for unknown reasons. It then crashed through a chain-link fence and overturned on its side in the Horizon Nut processing plant parking lot.
24 of the 34 people aboard the bus, many of them children, were taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to moderate. The bus driver reportedly suffered serious injuries and was also hospitalized.
The crash remains under investigation but investigators later said the bus driver tested negative for impairment.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Greyhound Bus Accident on Hwy 99 near Tulare
With a crash like this, it may be more complex to get answers and help for the victims than people realize. Folks may think investigating a rollover isn't too challenging, but the simple fact it involved a commercial bus could make things incredibly complex. Part of the reason for this is the interests involved.
Commercial entities are already reluctant as is to help victims and families after a crash if they can avoid it. On top of that, however, a passenger bus of this size is required by federal statute to have at least $5 million in liability coverage. That means whatever insurance company is involved also has a lot on the line, and they'll have teams of professionals doing everything they can to minimize or even completely avoid the blame.
Without extensive evidence and proper legal maneuvering, victims of a bus crash like the one in Tulare can easily find themselves at a significant disadvantage--particularly if they assume things are so straightforward they don't need to take any action. That's why it's crucial to ensure professionals look into a crash like this and get clear answers about what happened. Otherwise, the obstacles between victims and the help they need could prove too steep to climb.