[04-05-2024] San Bernardino County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Severely Injured After Bus Vs. Vehicle Crash in Baker

Published April 5, 2024

[04-05-2024] One Person Killed, Another Severely Injured After Bus Vs. Vehicle Crash in BakerOne person was killed, while another was severely injured, after a bus vs. vehicle crash in Baker, San Bernardino County, on Friday afternoon, April 5, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal collision happened at about 1:05 p.m. on the northbound lanes of Interstate 15.

Reports indicate that a tour bus was struck by a white Dodge Ram for still unknown reasons. Upon arrival, officers found one person unresponsive and another suffering from serious injuries. 

The former was declared dead at the scene after life-saving measures failed. Meanwhile, the latter was transported via a ground ambulance to a Las Vegas hospital after declining airlift due to adverse weather conditions.

The identities of the two victims were not immediately released. It is also unclear in which vehicle the two were occupying prior to the collision.

Additional information was not available, and authorities are still gathering all the necessary evidence to determine the factors leading to the incident.

Potential witnesses are encouraged to contact the CHP to assist with the investigations.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.