By now, many of our Torrance readers have heard about the fatal tour bus crash in northern California that claimed the lives of five students, three chaperones and two commercial-vehicle drivers. Though these 10 people tragically lost their lives in the crash, more than 30 people, most of them teenagers, did escape with their lives with only injuries. Now investigators are working on trying to provide them and the deceased victims’ families with answers, especially when it comes to which driver was at fault in the crash.
Eyewitnesses say that just prior to the collision with the college tour bus a FedEx truck sideswiped another car. As some of our readers know, this piece of information can tell us a lot about the pending investigation. Accident reconstructionists will likely look into whether the driver of the FedEx truck lost control of the vehicle prior to collision. They will also look at other factors that may have caused the crash including mechanical failures or negligence. This evidence will not only determine fault in the crash but liability as well.