A bus accident in Fairfield, which injured as many as 20 passengers the afternoon of May 23, 2011, was likely caused by brake failure, investigators say. According to KTVU San Francisco, the injury accident occurred along westbound I-80, near Lyon Road, in Fairfield. Yunzho Ma, the 38-year-old bus driver, told officials that she was having trouble with the brakes on the United Coach Tours bus before it veered off the roadway and crashed through a fence. Twenty people were hurt in the crash and 13 of the injured victims received treatment at a nearby hospital.

My thoughts and prayers are with the many injured victims of this Solano County bus accident. I wish them all a complete and speedy recovery.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), eight people were killed and 615 were injured in Fairfield car accidents. During that same year, there were 33 fatalities and 1,735 injuries reported involving Solano County car accidents.

Possible Mechanical Failure

The driver of the bus claims to have experienced trouble with the brakes while traveling 70 miles per hour on the highway. Investigators at the scene of the crash have stated that the skid marks on the roadway may mean that the brakes locked up. If, in fact, the brakes were the cause for the crash, it must be determined who was responsible for the defective brakes. Did the bus company fail to properly inspect and maintain the brakes? Was there some other vehicle defect in the bus, which caused it to go out of control? I trust investigators are looking into precisely what led to this injury bus crash.

Liability Issues

If it is established that inadequate bus maintenance was the cause of the brake failure, then, the bus company can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages. If a vehicle defect caused the accident, then the bus manufacturer or the manufacturer of the defective auto product can also be held liable. Injured bus accident victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. The best auto accident law firms will always offer a completely confidential and comprehensive initial case evaluation at no charge to injured victims and their families.

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