According to the Los Angeles Times, a third lawsuit has now been filed in the aftermath of the deadly FedEx tour bus crash that took place near Orland earlier this spring. The family of Ismael Jimenez, an 18-year-old student and aspiring artist who was killed in the bus wreck, has now joined two other families in turning to legal action after the tragedy that took multiple lives.
More Information Revealed as Third Lawsuit Is Launched
Although many details are still unclear, the new lawsuit sheds a little more light on what may have caused the accident. The Jimenez family claims that the FedEx truck signaled a merge before the accident, but did not stop after entering the other lane. Instead, the truck continued across the highway and into the oncoming lanes, where it collided with the tour bus. However, questions still remain as to why the driver failed to stop after merging.
Multiple Parties Potentially at Fault After Interstate 5 Bus Tragedy
As in the previous two suits, numerous parties have been accused of fault in the accident. The Jimenez family has pointed to FedEx, Silverado Stages, and the FedEx driver, and the family also includes Volvo, the manufacturer of the FedEx freight truck, in the complaint.
Ultimately, more claims against FedEx and other potentially responsible parties are expected, and it may be many months until victims have clearer answers about what might have caused this tragedy.
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