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California truck accidents can be deadly

A couple that recently became engaged won't ever have the opportunity to go dress shopping, rent tuxedos or say their vows before family and loved ones. The California couple was aboard a bus that was struck by a FedEx truck, and the resulting accident caused fatalities. So far, 10 people have been reported as deceased from the incident, demonstrating how dangerous truck accidents can be.

A bus carrying both first-generation and low-income college hopefuls, as well as their adult chaperones and mentors, didn't make it to its destination. Instead of safely delivering the students for a brief preview of college and its atmosphere, the bus was hit by a FedEx 18-wheeler. Apparently, the FedEx truck may have been on fire before the accident occurred.

According to a video that accompanied a news report, both vehicles caught fire after the collision. One of the students was able to flee the burning bus through a window, but some of his classmates were unable to do the same. In total, 10 people were killed in the wreck, although authorities have noted that some of the victims have yet to be definitively identified.

Truck accidents involving 18-wheelers or other large vehicles can cause high amounts of damage and devastation to those involved. In addition to the chaperoning engaged couple, an admissions counselor for a California college and several high school students were killed in this accident. The families of the student might choose to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the victims. Financial compensation can help deal with the unexpected financial aspects, such as funeral costs, in accidents like this. Additionally, if the claim is successfully litigated, it may provide a sense of justice for the young lives that were lost while on a journey toward higher education.

Source: CNN, "Engaged couple among victims of California bus crash", Ray Sanchez, Anne Claire Stapleton and Faith Kariimi, April 12, 2014

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