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Gilbert, AZ – Three Children, Two Drivers Injured When School Bus and Van Collide on Higley Rd

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Gilbert, AZ (August 19, 2022) – Fire crews and police responded to the scene of a collision between a commercial van and a school bus on Friday, August 19th in Gilbert.

The crash took place at about 9:00 a.m. on Higley Road in the area of Chandler Heights Road and Palmdale Lane. 

The Gilbert Police Department reported that the Chandler Unified School District bus was transporting 58 students at the time of the incident, three of whom, along with the bus driver, were hospitalized with unspecified injuries.   

The Gilbert Fire Department said rescue equipment was needed to remove the driver from the van. He was also taken to a local hospital.

Both directions of Higley Road were closed down in both directions between Riggs Road and Chandler Heights Road. A second bus deposited the remaining children at school. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Passenger Injuries in Arizona

As an injured passenger, an auto insurance company is certain to play an important role in recovering financial compensation for your losses. The rules governing these kinds of accidents are complex, so victims need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after being injured as a passenger in a car accident

In nearly all motor vehicle accidents, determining the at-fault driver is of utmost importance. When a passenger is injured, however, the compelling odds are that liability lies with the driver of their vehicle, the driver of another vehicle, or some outside condition over which a passenger has no control or legal responsibility. 

Due to this, passengers normally have no liability in an accident. The important question for them is which person and/or insurance carrier is responsible for their damages, including hospital and medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other losses as well. 

Our Arizona car accident lawyers are result-oriented. We make it our prerogative to be there when our clients need us, to answer any questions they have, steer them away from impulse decisions and common mistakes, and help them navigate the legal barriers that often occur during the claims process.

In order for your claim to be successful, it is important that you hire a passenger injury attorney that is committed to assisting and advising you every step of the way. 

At Saavedra Law Firm, PLC., we are dedicated to our client’s recovery and their financial future. After being seriously injured in a preventable accident, we work hard to hold the offender responsible and get you the justice you deserve. 

If you were injured as a passenger in a car accident, contact our Arizona personal injury attorneys to schedule a free and confidential case review with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.

Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.  

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