$10 Million Settlement on Behalf of the Families of Five Injured Children in OUSD Bus Crash


Eleven school children were being driven home from El Rancho Charter Middle School when the Orange Unified School District (OUSD) bus driver lost consciousness behind the wheel, due to an existing medical condition. OUSD denied responsibility for the actions of its driver.

The bus swerved over traffic lanes, went off the road, and crashed into some trees. The families of five seriously injured children filed suits against Orange Unified School District. Aitken Aitken Cohn represented two of those families, including the lead plaintiff.

On the day the matter was set to begin trial, the attorneys of the families and the Orange Unified School District reached a $10 million settlement on behalf of the five children.

RESULT: The case settled for $10 million on behalf of the five children.