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FedEx Truck Strikes School Bus, Kills 10

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people killed in a fatal collision between a FedEx truck and a school bus.

The FedEx truck struck a bus carrying high school students who were on their way to Humboldt State University in Northern California. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were dispatched to the scene. They noted that the FedEx truck did not brake before colliding with the bus. There were no tire marks near the collision site. Furthermore, the NTSB investigators found no evidence that the truck was burning before the crash, despite what two witnesses told the media. The witnesses were in a Nissan Altima that was also involved in the collision. The FedEx truck hit the back door and trunk of the Altima before crashing into the tour bus.

The collision killed five students, three adult chaperons, and the drivers of both the truck and the bus. One of the five students, Marisa Serrato, had a twin sister riding on the other bus. The students hailed from dozens of Southern California high schools and were traveling as part of the university’s Preview Plus program.

RFTM has successfully represented many people who have been injured or killed in a truck accident. If you or a loved one has sustained injury through the negligence of a truck driver, please contact us for a free consultation.

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