Los Angeles Truck Accident Pile Up Injures 17

A truck accident in Los Angeles injured 17 people in late October, according to the Los Angeles Times. The accident involved a dump truck, a sedan and a Metro bus. According to officials from the Los Angeles Fire Department, the unoccupied dump truck rolled down a hill and collided with the bus that was heading westbound on Hollywood Boulevard on the morning of October 23. The bus was pushed into the other lane facing oncoming traffic, where it collided head-on with the BMW sedan.

The female driver of the sedan was trapped in her vehicle for over 20 minutes before responders were able to free her. The woman and her passenger, her daughter, were rushed to a nearby hospital, along with the bus driver and 14 passengers on the bus. The accident remains under investigation.

The outcome of this accident could have been much worse; thankfully, no one was killed. There are many questions that need answering. What caused the unoccupied truck to roll downhill? Did the brakes malfunction, or was it an operator error? Negligent parties must be held responsible in a situation like this.

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One Response to Los Angeles Truck Accident Pile Up Injures 17

  1. You ask some good questions about this disturbing accident, as a runaway truck going downhill in an urban area could have been disastrous. An investigation of this incident should determine whether it was a mechanical malfunction with the truck’s parking brake or an operator error. Either way, this trucking company must ensure this does not happen again in the future.

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