Driver Runs Stop Sign, Topples School Bus
We want to bring you a story about an event that happened last week in nearby Avondale when a school bus was struck by a driver. Last Wednesday, police say that a school bus with a driver and six students on board was struck at a West Valley intersection by a driver who ran a stop sign.
As a result of the accident, the bus spun out of control, tipped, and landed on its side. The bus driver managed to get all of the children out before rescue crews arrived and he was then taken to the hospital with minor injuries. None of the children were injured and they were released to their parents.
This incident really highlights the many dangers that all of us face on the roadways when we head out each day. No matter how safely we drive, we cannot control the actions of those around us. In this case, the carelessness of the other driver caused a bus to topple over. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured, but it could have been worse.
If you need a Phoenix car accident attorney, you can count on the trusted professionals at Lorona Mead to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses.
The Latest Numbers
For the latest reporting year, Arizona had a total of 127,064 vehicle crashes. Out of those:
- There were 1,000 fatalities
- There were 55,474 injuries
- Around 2.74 people were killed each day
- 152 people were injured each day
These accidents often resulted in both minor and major injuries that required medical attention. Even minor injuries can cause expenses that are beyond the average Arizonans’ ability to afford, especially if they miss work due to their injuries.
Major injuries often result in the need for long-term care.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
Why They Happen
We know that alcohol-related crashes caused over 31 percent of all traffic fatalities and thousands of other injuries. Those who make the choice to drink and drive jeopardize the lives of everyone around them.
Distracted drivers are becoming for and more of a problem as smart devices, like our phones, watches, glasses, and more take our attention away from the roadway. In the time it takes to read a text or watch a video, drivers will not see an accident about to occur.
Why should you be on the line for property damages and personal injury costs if someone else caused an accident?
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Lorona Mead, our experienced legal team will patiently review your case with you to make a plan moving forward. We want to make sure you are fairly compensated for all of your accident-related expenses. If you need a Phoenix car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 602-388-1025.