Mesa, AZ (December 11, 2019) – Tempe City Council hopeful Marc Norman was injured in a car accident this week after his vehicle was rear-ended and pushed under a school bus.
Norman said that he was headed east on Southern Avenue around 12:45 p.m., near the Loop 101 Price Freeway, on Tuesday when a school bus stopped at the railroad tracks near Kyrene Road in front of his vehicle. That’s when a blue Jeep Wrangler rear-ended his red 2009 Pontiac Vibe, forcing it under the bus’s rear left wheel.
Norman, 52, said he escaped with cuts and bruises but did not break any bones. He is wearing a neck brace as a precaution and has severe back pain as a result of the accident. Police are still investigating the incident and have not released the other driver’s information at this time.
Though the total number of injuries across the state is down from 2017, the number of fatalities from crashes is on the rise. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 55,000 injuries and more than 1,000 fatalities occurred as a result of auto accidents in Arizona in 2018 alone. And many of these accidents occur as a result of driver negligence, leaving victims and their families to pick up the pieces from a wreck that happened through no fault of their own.
These serious incidents often have tragic consequences for victims and their families, including long-term injuries and costs or even job loss. But victims and their families can contact a car accident lawyer in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled auto accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and are waiting to help you today. Contact our knowledgeable accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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