On Monday in Casa Grande, Arizona, a school bus-car accident occurred that took the life of the car's female driver.
Casa Grande Police Department spokesman, Officer Thomas Anderson, said that the crash took place at about 3:28 p.m. at the intersection of Storey Road and Overfield Road.
Anderson reported that the bus had been heading south on Overfield Road and was traveling through the intersection of Storey road, when a woman, later identified as 21-year-old Jessica Parkerson, of Casa Grande, traveling eastbound on Storey, allegedly made a turn on a red light at Overfield, causing a T-bone collision with the side of the bus. Anderson stated that the car wound up in a ditch on the southwest corner of the intersection, the bus partially as well.
The officer revealed that Parkerson was transported to Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, where she later died from her severe injuries.
Several of the 16 children on board the bus sustained minor injuries including bruises and bumps, but no serious injuries to any were reported.
One student was transported to CGRMC as a precautionary measure, and Pinal County Associate School Superintendent Linda Hughes indicated that the child had complained that his arm was hurting. Two other children were take to the hospital at the request of their parents.
The driver of the bus was apparently uninjured in the wreck.
As a Arizona car accident attorney, you it is so sad to see a collision like this, where an individual loses their life.
It is unclear exactly what caused the woman to fail to yield the right-of-way to the oncoming bus, but there has been an indication of suspicion of DUI on the part of the sedan's driver.
Our Phoenix car accident law firm sends our thoughts and prayers to the family of the woman who died. We will keep our readers updated on this investigation as it proceeds.