This is such a tragic story and with so many plaintiffs, it is hard to see how any family can be made financially whole. But none the less, the survivors are doing what they can to turn over the damages aspect of this matter to attorneys. The family of one of the students killed in the horrific charter bus and FedEx crash in Orland, California has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the package delivery company.
The lawsuit was filed by the parents of Ismael Jimenez 18, who witnesses said was at the front of the bus helping passengers escape the burning charter bus when he died.
Jimenez was an aspiring artist, who was one of the 10 people killed of the students heading to Humboldt State University for a weekend tour on April 10th. The FedEx truck in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 crossed the highway into oncoming traffic slamming head-on into the bus carrying the students.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Los Angeles County Court and the family of the 18 year-old has placed blame on FedEx, the driver, the manufacturer and Volvo. The driver of the truck was killed in the head-on collision. The family has also named the charter bus company, Silverado Stages in the suit filed with the court. According to the family’s attorney Paul Kiesel, the family is seeking unspecified damages and said he would be holding a news conference.
This is the most recent lawsuit in the deadly crash and more are expected to be filed against both FedEx and the Silver Stages charter bus company. Earlier in the month the mother of one of the other students who died in the collision filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million dollars. The package delivery giant FedEx said that it does not comment on litigation.
Prior to the head-on collision the driver of the FedEx truck signaled to change lanes into the left lane and began the merge, according to the Jimenez family’s lawsuit. The documents claim the driver did not straighten the freight hauling truck out and continued east across the median of 58 feet and into oncoming traffic where it collided with the charter bus carrying the students.