An MTA bus driver fell asleep and crashed into a bus stop at around 1:30 a.m. last Monday morning, authorities said. The 40-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle on Main Street in Willowbrook, toppling signs, a lamp pole, and several trees in the crash. The driver sustained cuts on her hands and was taken to Memorial Hospital of Gardena for treatment. Fortunately, there were no passengers on the bus and no pedestrians at the bus stop at the time of the incident.
Lack of sleep or sleep deprivation is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. Accidents caused by lack of sleep typically occur in the early to mid-afternoon, and in the very early morning hours. Fortunately, in this case, there were no serious injuries or fatalities. However, sleep-deprived driving often results in injury and death. People injured in accidents caused by sleep-deprived drivers should seek the advice and counsel of an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at Mosher & Skorina can assist you in getting just compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bus accident, contact the Orange County bus accident lawyers at Mosher & Skorina at (949) 582-1544. We handle all types of personal injury and auto accident cases in Irvine, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and throughout Orange County, California. The Orange County injury attorneys at Mosher & Skorina offer a free initial consultation regarding your case.