The driver of a school bus collided into a residential home in Rancho Penasquitos Tuesday after driving over an embankment and losing control over the vehicle. Fortunately, there were no children aboard the bus, and none were injured, according to authorities.

The bus was pulling into Deer Canyon Elementary School around 1:30 p.m. when it unexpectedly struck two vehicles, one of which was occupied, and a tree. Just moments after the collision, the bus continued on to hit the garage of a home, according to San Diego police officials.

While no serious personal injury was reported as a result of the accident, the bus driver and a woman in the occupied vehicle complained of pain, according to officials. Later, the bus driver was treated at a local hospital for undisclosed injuries. The California Highway Patrol later announced that three people in total were injured at the scene of the accident.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

When accidents happen, use the car accident checklist

Car accidents of any kind can cause injury, stress, and even a sense of panic as events begin to unfold. As accidents happen, it can often be challenging to remember details of what happened as you sort through the string of events and deal with the instantaneous stress.

That being said, one of the best things you can do is be as well-prepared for emergency situations before they happen. Using a car accident checklist when faced with the stressful occasion can benefit you later when you begin to deal with the aftermath of the accident.

Download the car accident checklist now.

Key points of the car accident checklist:

  • Check your well-being. Dizziness, pain, or shallow breathing can be indicative of a more serious health problem or injury. For the sake of your health, do not hesitate to speak up to the authorities if you feel ill, in pain, or in shock. Often, injured people often lack the ability to speak up for the very cause of shock – if you’re a passenger in a car accident, check the driver for any signs or symptoms that may indicate a serious health risk.
  • Get out of the way of traffic. Pull your car over to the shoulder if you can, and remove yourself from the line of oncoming traffic.
  • Report the car accident to the police if the auto accident involves car damage or injury.

The car accident checklist includes these tips and more. Print it out now and store it in your glove box.

Attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Pines are San Diego’s safety advocates and work to educate the public on ways to increase road and vehicle safety. Michael Pines, founder, works with injured people to gain fair recovery after car accidents occur. Call 1-858-551-2090 for a free legal evaluation if you have been injured as a result of a car accident

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