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School Bus and Big Rig Collision on Highway 43, near Laton, Caused by Dust

Tulare County Personal Injury Attorney John Rozier has the following accident update; On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, a 4-vehicle collision happened near Laton, on Highway 43.  The school bus accident, that was caused by a dust storm, took place at about 3:40 PM.

A Laton Unified School District bus, carrying 28 students, was driving north on Highway 43, just past Cairo Avenue.  Authorities reported that a thick dust cloud, caused by a walnut orchard harvest, caused limited visibility.

The school bus slowed down, but not in time, and smashed into the back of a Ford Explorer.  The Ford was pushed off the roadway.  

After the initial crash, a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe hit the back of the bus, and the Chevy was then struck by a 1994 Kenworth semi truck.

The driver of the Tahoe suffered severe injuries, including two broken legs.  He was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.

One child on the bus sustained minor injuries.  The driver of the Ford also sustained minor injuries.  Both were taken to the Fresno hospital.

Mr. Rozier, is your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths, and personal injuries. Big rig collisions, tankers, semi trucks. Fog, dust storms, downed or blocked stop signs. Contact online, or call him at 559-713-0159.