San Bernardino, California is located near the Riverside metro area, sometimes referred to as the “Inland Empire.” San Bernardino has a population of 209,924 as of the 2010 census. Government and service industry jobs employ most of the area. Major interstates, including I-10 and I-215 run through San Bernardino, making it a transit hub for trucks, buses and passenger vehicles.
Late in 2012, a bus carrying a group of tourists from Tijuana to Big Bear mountain and back crashed in San Bernardino on its way back to Mexico. Eight people were killed in the bus accident, and many of the victims’ families filed lawsuits claiming that the transit company, Scapadas Magicas, was aware that the bus had brake issues before the accident occurred—which was caused by a brake malfunction, the investigation revealed. One lawsuit even claims the driver had a passenger sit in the seat and push the brake pedal while he checked to see if they were working.
Trucking, bus and motor coach companies must adhere to strict federal regulations, because their vehicles pose such a great risk to all other motorists and pedestrians. There is more information about San Bernardino bus accidents available on our site. Please contact our firm today at (858) 261-5454.
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