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As experienced Arizona school bus accident attorneys, we were shocked by reports from the Tucson Citizen detailing the outcome of a crash that transpired on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The collision took place on SR-85 just south of I-10 when a pickup truck and a school bus crashed into each other. The impact of the collision caused the pickup truck to overturn. The man who was driving the truck was seriously injured and was moved to the hospital via life flight helicopter. There were no children on the school bus at the time the accident occurred and the driver did not report any injuries. Our thoughts are with the pickup truck driver as he heals in the hospital.

Buckeye Traffic Accident Statistics

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports the occurrence of more than 400 Buckeye traffic accidents every year. These collisions often result in injuries, and more than 185 injury records are collected with statistical data each year. Deaths are less common than injuries in Buckeye, but at least five deaths in the city are car crash-related annually. Arizona rollover collisions happen in cities throughout the state and more than 300 rollovers are recorded each year, according to statistics. More than 71 percent of rollover incidents reported every year cause injuries and nearly 330 people are hurt after riding in a vehicle that overturned.

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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.

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As Chandler school bus accident lawyers, we were unhappy to hear that a school bus and an SUV were involved in a collision on January 19, 2012 near McQueen and Queen Creek, according to Fox 10. There were two autistic children on the bus at the time, but thankfully, they were not injured. Both drivers, however, were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. We will hold them in our thoughts and prayers, and wish them a quick, full recovery.

Causes of This Chandler School Bus Accident

Police are unsure of what caused this Chandler school bus accident. The crash involved an SUV and a school bus, both of which crashed into each other. Possible causes include that one vehicle ran a red light, a driver was distracted and failed to yield, or that someone was tailgating and ended up rear-ending the other vehicle. This case deserves professional investigation to find out why it happened and what actually occurred.

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In recent news, AZFamily reports a bus accident in Mesa which involved a high school student who was hit by a school bus while crossing the street. It was reported that the bus driver was attempting a left hand turn and did not see the student who was in the crosswalk. After the 18-year-old was hit by the bus, she became trapped in between the wheel well and the tires of the bus. It was a good thing that the bus driver had the sense to immediately stop the bus after he felt that he had hit something; and therefore, the girl was not run over. She was airlifted to a hospital and is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Mesa Pedestrian Accident Statistics

In 2009 in Mesa, there were 20 fatal car accidents. Of these fatal accidents, there were 52 people involved, 5 of which were pedestrians. Out of the total number of people involved, there were 22 fatalities from these fatal car accidents.

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In Prescott, a woman was sent to a local hospital after acquiring serious injuries from a car accident Wednesday morning (KPHO 05/18/2011).

According to the Prescott Police Department, the 25-year-old was driving her SUV at around 6:45 a.m. when it crashed head-on with a school bus. She had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital after suffering a compound leg fracture.

The driver of the school bus was sent to a different hospital for possible neck injuries together with an 18-year-old passenger who suffered minor chin lacerations.

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