Mesa, AZ – UPDATE: Details Released in Fatal Bus Accident at University Dr
Mesa, AZ (January 24, 2020) – One driver has died and another was taken to a hospital after a crash involving a Valley Metro bus and a car in Mesa on Wednesday, according to police officials from the Mesa Police Department.
Mesa Fire Department Capt. Mike Castillo said Mesa fire and medical crews were dispatched to the crash site near Higley Road and University Drive in the evening hours on Wednesday. Mesa Police Department spokesperson Irene Mahoney confirmed that the driver of a car has died but did not identify the driver.
Castillo said the bus driver was transported to Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa in stable condition and that several injured victims were treated at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Bus Collisions in Arizona
According to authorities, there were almost 12,500 truck and bus accidents across Arizona in 2012, 97 of which resulted in deaths. Almost 3,000 of these accidents with large vehicles ended in at least one fatality, making this type of collision one of the most serious and dangerous threats that motorists encounter on the road.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in one of these accidents, you should speak with an accident attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG Law, our attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and more. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (623) 562-3838. Our compassionate, skilled injury attorneys are ready to help you safeguard your legal rights today.
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