The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported that a deadly crash occurred between a van and a pickup truck in southern Arizona this morning. The collision occurred just outside of Douglas, a town near the Mexican border, on U.S. 191.
A van carrying seven migrant workers collided with a pickup truck for reasons that are not yet clear but it does not appear that either driver was impaired. Three of the individuals in the van as well as the driver of the pickup truck were killed as a result of the crash while four others were injured.
All of the injured were flown to a hospital in Tucson where their conditions are not yet known.
The collision occurred in an area where the highway is a two lane, undivided road in a relatively remote area. Unfortunately this is one of the most common settings for a head-on collision to take place because vehicles are traveling at a high rate of speed and there is nothing physically separating one direction of traffic from the other.
Head-on crashes account for a disproportionately large number of injuries and fatalities across the nation and in Arizona every year. One of the reasons they are so deadly is that head-on collisions often occur when one driver leaves the designated lane of traffic. Many times drivers do not anticipate this type of accident and therefore do not brake or brake very little, meaning that vehicles often impact at full or nearly full speed.
These collisions commonly result in broken bones, head and neck injuries, concussions, abrasions, shoulder injuries, and damage to internal organs making them a serious cause of pain and suffering for many victims. For those who survive, injuries may take weeks, months, or even years to heal and some people will never fully recover.
If you have been injured in a head-on collision, you have rights and may be able to bring a claim for your injuries. Regardless if you were a driver or a passenger, if you were the victim of another person’s negligence, you may have a case.
Call the Arizona car accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. at (855) PHX-LAWYER today for a free, no-obligation telephone conversation. We are available 24 hours a day to take your call and we want to help you understand your case and what remedies may be available to you.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we are injury attorneys who only represent injured victims. There is no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf and we front any necessary costs associated with your case. We have spent years representing injured motorists and we are ready to fight just as hard for you, so please call us today.
Prior Blog Entries:
Arizona Police Officers Make Nearly 560 DUI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published May 30, 2013.
11-Year-Old Boy Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published May 28, 2013.
Head-on Collision in Southeastern Arizona Kills 4, Associated Press/ABC News, published May 30, 2013.