Elderly Man Killed in Arizona Golf Cart Accident

golf-cart-1026602-m.jpg Car accidents in Arizona often involve multiple vehicles colliding with one another, whether slowly or at a high rate of speed, whether in optimal conditions or due to poor weather. But those are not the only types of car accidents that occur. Additional collisions may involve a bicyclist, a pedestrian, a motorcyclist, or another type of vehicle. In Arizona, ATVs, golf carts, motorized scooters, and even wheelchairs unfortunately are involved in car accidents on an occasional basis. When a collision involves a large, heavy vehicle like a car and a smaller, less protected vehicle like a scooter, golf cart, or ATV, injuries are likely to result and likely to affect the riders of the smaller vehicles disproportionately.

When a traffic-related accident occurs in the greater Phoenix area and one or more individuals involved sustains injuries, it may be possible for those victims to obtain financial relief for their losses. Damages including medical and surgical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering may be recoverable depending on the facts surrounding your unique collision. A personal injury lawyer based in Phoenix may help you understand your rights if your life has been affected by a crash and you were hurt.

A Tuesday morning collisions between a golf cart and a vehicle left an elderly man dead in Sun City, according to local officials. The incident occurred shortly after 11:00 a.m. in the area of Thunderbird and 99th Avenue when a Chrysler and a golf cart collided for reasons that are not yet clear. An 89-year-old man was allegedly operating the golf cart at the time and was thrown from the vehicle upon impact, sustaining critical injuries. Emergency medical crews arrived at the scene and transported the man to an area hospital but his injures were too severe and he died some time later.

The driver of the Chrysler was injured in the collision as well though the injuries were described as minor and that driver is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials have not yet determined what caused the two vehicles to collide or whether either operator acted in a negligent manner prior to the impact. The area was closed for several hours while investigators reviewed the scene but traffic was restored before the end of the day. The investigation continues at this time.

 

 

No amount of compensation can ever be considered adequate when a loved one loses his or her life in an accident but it can help ease the financial burden left behind by that loved one’s passing. The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. understand that these collisions can affect and entire family and that the losses can be immeasurable.

To help victims understand their options, we offer a free case consultation to all those who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we provide it without any obligation on your part. We are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to provide you with the answers you deserve whenever you need them. If you have been hurt in an accident or if your family member lost his or her life, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the recovery you deserve.

Prior Blog Entry:

Pedestrian in Critical Condition Following Car Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published September 9, 2014.

Resource:

Golf cart driver killed in Sun City collision, by Steve Stout, CBS5AZ.com, published September 10, 2014.

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