A chartered bus crashed just south of the California Oregon border killing one person and causing severe head injuries to many others. Earlier that same day, the driver of the bus, Jose Victor Garcilazo, had crashed into a Denny’s restaurant. While no one was injured during the earlier crash, it is unknown why Mr. Garcilazo continued driving. The California Highway Patrol have not stated whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the deadly crash.
The individuals with head trauma were flown to a hospital in Mount Shasta. The brain injuries in motor vehicle accidents can vary from debilitating to mild. Often times in serious accidents involving a truck or bus, passengers can suffer a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) which is an injury that impacts a widespread area of the brain. DAI is caused by rapid acceleration or deceleration that one might experience in a bus accident of this type.
Yellow Arrow Line LLC, which operates the bus, is based in Washington State.
For further information about this bus accident involving Yellow Arrow Line bus please contact either Michael Bracamontes or Ryan Vlasak at Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C. (415) 835-6777.