Bus Accident Resource Center

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona communities

A tragic bus accident occurred on Friday, March 5. The lives of over twenty people and their families changed instantly as a bus flipped and rolled across the lanes of I-10, just south of Phoenix. Four women and two men were killed in the accident, with another 15 injured. Five of these victims were injured so seriously that they needed to be taken to hospitals by helicopters. Police said that two of the victims were 11-year-old children.

The Phoenix bus accident resources below are dedicated to helping you and your family following your tragic bus accident by providing you with accurate and helpful information about bus accidents and how to cope with them. Our website is your resource for information about this bus accident. We want to put you in touch with up-to-the-minute information that will help you.

The Accident

The bus accident occurred at approximately 5:27 on the morning of Friday, March 5 on I-10, about 30 miles south of Phoenix. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the accident was caused when a Tierra Santa-operated bus slammed into the back of a pick-up truck. The impact caused the driver to lose control of the bus, which swerved left, then right along the interstate before flipping over and rolling, ejecting passengers as it turned.

Of the 21 passengers, 15 were taken to hospitals; five were injured so severely that they had to be taken by helicopter. Six passengers – two men and four women – died as a result of the accident.

The crash blocked several lanes of traffic, completely shutting down westbound traffic on I-10 in the area.

According to records, the bus was operated by Tierra Santa, a company based out of Los Angeles. The bus was driving from Durango, Mexico, and had entered the United States by way of El Paso, Texas. The plan was to switch drivers in Phoenix.

Medical Care

Victims of bus accidents are often left with serious injuries that need medical attention. These injuries may require immediate medical attention and surgery, or they may require long-term physical therapy treatment.

Bus accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including blunt-force trauma injuries, burns, broken bones, spine injuries, internal bleeding, brain injuries, and more. The treatment of bus-accident injuries can be complicated, and it is important to discuss your injuries with an experienced doctor.

Medical Resources

Emotional Therapy

Losing a loved one to a bus accident can be a traumatic experience. Survivors often feel guilt and confusion over the accident, and it can be difficult trying to cope with these emotions. A support group or therapist may be able to help you come to terms with the painful emotions that result from a bus accident.

Therapy Resources

Other Resources

As your website resource for information about this tragic bus crash, we would like to provide you with more useful links in the additional categories.

Arizona Bus Crash Resources

Bus Safety

Contact Us

Contact the Tucson offices of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-723-1676 or the Phoenix offices at 877-366-5557 or the Flagstaff offices at 800-723-1676. From these three offices we serve all Arizona cities and communities.

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