Two kids have been seriously injured in a Phoenix area car crash that occurred on Saturday morning, according to Fox news. An SUV rolled over in the accident and neither injured child was wearing a seatbelt.
The collision occurred in the area Cactus Road and Bullard Avenue in Surprise, Arizona. Police are stating that a Chevrolet Camaro or the driver of the SUV ran a red light. The crash is still under investigation.
Two minors, an 18-month-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, were ejected from a Chevy Tahoe when it rolled over. Both sustained serious head injuries and were helicoptered to an area hospital in critical condition.
The SUV driver, age 35, was taken by ambulance to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Camaro, a 69-year-old woman, was not seriously injured and not hospitalized.
Drugs or alcohol reportedly did not play a role in the crash.
Once Arizona personal injury lawyers get involved in the case, they will most likely be dealing with a disputed liability claim. In my experience, most red light cases end up with both drivers pointing the finger at each other. Hopefully, there will be independent witnesses to the accident that observed who ran a red light. Either way, the injured minors were passengers, they did not cause the accident, and they will have a viable civil claim.