As experienced Mesa car crash attorneys, we were shocked and saddened by a collision that took place on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, according to news reports on Fox 10 News. The car accident occurred when a van traveling on Broadway Street rear-ended a school bus that was stopped to pick up students near Signal Butte. Initial reports from police indicated that the driver of the van did not realize that the bus was stopped. The driver of the van was critically injured in the collision and was taken by life flight helicopter to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. A teenage girl on the bus was also hurt in the impact of the wreck and was taken to the hospital by ambulance to receive care for her injuries. According to reports, no other students had yet boarded the bus. Our thoughts are with both the driver and with the student who sustained injuries in this collision. We truly hope that they both heal quickly and make a full recovery.
Mesa Car Crash Statistics and Accidents Involving Buses
Every year, roughly 6,150 Mesa car crashes occur, resulting in multiple fatalities and thousands of injuries, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). In 2010, statistics reported the deaths of 23 people in car accidents that happened in Mesa, and an additional 2,893 injuries that ranged from moderate to incapacitating. That same year, there were 230 reported accidents involving school buses statewide. Those collisions included one fatal crash, and an additional reported 41 injury crashes. While some school bus accidents do occur with few children on board, or none at all, a large number occur while the school bus is at least half full, resulting in injuries to multiple students.
What a Mesa Bus Crash Attorney Could Do to Help
This bus crash resulted in injuries to a teenager who was riding the bus to school and her family should consult with a Mesa bus crash attorney for advice on how to proceed. The Husband and Wife Law Team would negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to work out a fair settlement that would help the teen’s family cover the costs of medical care and the young girl’s suffering. We would do everything in our power to get the family the compensation they deserve for their daughter’s injuries. If your child was injured in a school bus accident, attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer can help you determine the next steps to take. Call us seven days a week for a free case consultation.