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Attorney Robert Cartwright Responds To SFPDs and CHPs Investigative Findings Related to Union Square Bus Crash of November 13, 2015

Attorney Robert E. Cartwright, Jr. responds to the California Highway Patrol’s latest inspection report made available this past week. The report documents continuing failure by City Sightseeing to correct serious safety issues related to their busses. In particular, corroded and kinked brake lines, worn brakes, air compression leaks and other maintenance issues were noted. This…

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Mechanical Failure Caused the Double Decker Bus Crash Which Occurred on November 13, 2015

Attorney Robert Cartwright Sets the story straight relative to the double decker bus accident which occured in Union Square of San Francisco on November 13, 2015. Unfortunately, the accident caused numerous individuals to suffer castrophic injuries. What is unclear, is why the mechanical failure occured which caused the driver to lose control of the bus’…

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FMCSA Announces New, Tougher Rules for Unsafe Trucking Companies

As we discussed at the time, in November the National Transportation Safety Board furiously dressed down the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for missing or ignoring obvious warning signs before catastrophic accidents. Leaders called for an investigation into whether the FMCSA had allowed commercial trucking and intercity bus companies to continue operating despite numerous safety…

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2 bus accidents in 10 days in Southern California

Mass transit systems are among some of the safest modes of transportation in California. While crashes involving buses and trains may happen less frequently than crashes involving cars, the damage that can be done if and when these large vehicles are involved in an accident can be catastrophic.  One accident involving a bus and multiple…

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In national event, CHP focusing on faulty truck brakes this week

The California Highway Patrol is taking part in a focused enforcement and education event this week aimed at finding commercial vehicles with faulty or poorly maintained braking systems. The nationwide event, “Brake Safety Awareness Week,” runs through Saturday. “Our goal is to reduce the number and severity of highway collisions caused by faulty brake systems…

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School’s open: tips to avoid pedestrian-car accidents this fall

According to the American Automobile Association, more than 55 million children will be heading back to school over the next couple of weeks, and around 13 percent of them will be walking or biking. Others, will be riding school buses or getting rides in cars, which means that school zones can be choked with cars…

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Motorcycle in accident with bus on the 101 early Tuesday morning

Around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, a motorcyclist was severely injured when his bike collided with a 36-passenger bus on U.S. Highway 101. The serious motorcycle accident took place before morning rush hour, but several lanes of southbound 101 had to be closed down for two hours. The crash occurred on the Southbound 101 just north…

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