Man Killed by School Bus in Phoenix Pedestrian Accident
Getting off of a metro transit bus is an activity that many people partake in and that most take for granted in terms of the potential danger involved. Tragically, one local man paid the ultimate price for attempting to cross a street after getting off of a city bus this morning, as he was killed by a passing school bus. Police are investigating the accident, but it could take some time before all of the details are available. There were children on the school bus, but none of them were injured.
According to authorities, the latest Phoenix pedestrian accident occurred at approximately 7:30 this morning when an 18-year-old man got off of a city bus at 46th Street and Broadway Road. He crossed in front of the bus as is usually how it's done, but as he attempted to cross the street he was hit by a passing school bus. Police indicated that the driver of the school bus did not have time to react before colliding with the man, and he was killed at the scene. Police also mentioned that it's likely that none of the young children on the bus saw the crash occur.
Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was killed. He has not been identified, but his family is about to receive news from police that no one should ever have to receive. In addition, this fatal Phoenix pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such crashes occur, injuring more than 1,400 people and killing more than 10 people every month.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
More would obviously need to be known before a final legal opinion could be offered, but if it turns out that the driver of the school bus was either completely negligent or likely more negligent than the man who was killed, it's possible that his family could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the school district that manages the bus line. If such a claim was filed and was successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate the family for their loss. However, there would likely need to be steps taken by the family before the lawsuit could be filed.
If you have lost someone you love to a negligent driver, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.