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Visalia Unified School Bus Hit on Akers Street

December 15, 2011- A school bus crash occurred Thursday, in Visalia, at about 7:30 AM.

The bus, driven by Robert Velardez, was headed north on Akers Street, for Cottonwood Creek Elementary. Velardez had just picked up four school kids about 100 yards before the accident happened.

Sandra Serpa, driving a 2003 Lincoln Navigator, was southbound on Akers St., when she turned right in front of the Visalia Unified School District bus.


Serpa said that she was looking at a friend’s home as she turned her SUV east onto West Nellis Court, and didn’t see the bus.

The four students on the bus were checked out by paramedics, and were found to be uninjured.

Serpa suffered minor injuries, but did not go to the hospital. Velardez was not hurt in the accident.

Please give me a call if you need legal representation or a consultation. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159. My firm is located in Visalia, on Caldwell Ave.