1 Injured in Victorville Bus Crash at Hesperia and Cherry Hill Roads
Victorville, California (March 3, 2020) – A child was injured after a crash involving a school bus and a car on Monday afternoon in Victorville, according to the CHP.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Hesperia and Cherry Hill roads at about 2:00 p.m.Monday, March 2.
The police said Andrew Bryce Billingsley, 32, was driving a 2013 blue Toyota Corolla northbound on Hesperia Road when he allegedly ran a red light and collided with Victorville Elementary School District bus that was traveling west on Cherry Hill Road and turning left onto Hesperia Road.
Billingsley continued driving and struck a power pole and then fled the scene on foot.
A driver and three children were on board the bus at the time. One of the children was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Billingsley complained of pain and was off his medication for schizophrenia.
Billingsley was tracked down and arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene by the police. He was booked for alleged hit-and-run and driving unlicensed.
The crash remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said