A three vehicle Arizona auto accident seriously injured a 17-year-old teen on Thursday, according to ABC 15. The crash involved three vehicles and occurred in the area of Val Vista Drive and Germann Road in Gilbert, AZ.
The teenager, who is from Gilbert, was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Trauma Center after sustaining a head injury and a loss of consciousness. He was transported to the hospital by helicopter in serious condition. Four other people involved were treated at the scene and not hospitalized.
The Arizona car crash reportedly occurred when a Ford F-150 that was southbound tried to make a left turn when act the same time a Nissan that was headed northbound ran a red light. The Ford was then knocked into a minivan that was stopped at the intersection for red light. The injured teen was riding as a passenger in the Nissan.
The Arizona Republic reported that a hazmat team had to respond to the scene of the accident because the pickup truck rolled over and spilled pool cleaning chemicals onto the road. The intersection had to be closed for a period of time for cleanup.
As far as a civil claim is concerned, the Gilbert teen definitely has a case, however there could be some difficulty in resolving the claim. This is a “he said she said” type of red light accident, and often both sides will end up pointing the finger at each other. The Phoenix area car accident attorney that gets involved in the case will most likely pursue claims against both the driver of the Nissan and the driver of the Ford, and attempt to reached settlements with both sides’ insurance carriers.