A Phoenix traffic crash resulted in 3 people being seriously hurt Monday afternoon when two cars and a tour bus collided. The accident took place at 32nd Street and Greenway Road, according to AZCentral.com. A car moving southbound turned left and was hit by a northbound vehicle. One of the cars then struck the bus that was stopped at a red light.
The tour bus was carrying forty 5th graders and seven adults. They were driving back to Paradise Valley School after visiting Northern Arizona University. No one was seriously injured on the bus.
The 3 people riding in the cars were not as lucky, and all suffered serious injuries. They were all taken by ambulance to area hospitals.
Under Arizona law, the driver of a vehicle turning left at an intersection has to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle coming from the other direction that is close enough to be considered a hazard. Here, the injured parties will all have a civil claim against the left turning driver.
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Click here to read the Arizona left turn statute, ARS § 28-772.