Police believe that a driver may have been under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when he caused a crash on Thursday evening that left two women dead. The crash occurred near the intersection of Indian School Road and 43rd Avenue and involved two vehicles.
Witnesses reported that a red Dodge Charger was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed northbound on 43rd Avenue and approaching Indian School quickly. A green sedan was at the intersection and waiting to make a left hand turn. The driver of the Charger lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the green sedan causing significant damage to the vehicle. Two women reportedly were inside the green sedan and both died as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Charger, reported as an adult male, was transported from the scene of the collision to an area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. He is expected to survive and police believe that he may have been impaired at the time of the crash. The same officers have not stated whether the driver will be criminally charged in the crash, and if so, what charges he may face but at this time, the police investigation continues.
Arizona has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation yet every year, thousands of drunk drivers hit the Arizona streets. When these drivers cause accidents, the victims that are injured or the families of those victims killed may be entitled to bring a claim for their losses against the drunk driver. These are civil claims and can be very complicated and difficult because often, a drunk driver not only has to face this monetary claim by a victim but also faces criminal charges and possible jail time.
Arizona requires drivers to carry automobile insurance to provide compensation to the victims in the event of an accident. But the insurance limits required by Arizona are very low and the minimum required amount often cannot fully compensate a victim. This is particularly true where a victim is killed, making the loss experienced by the victim’s family catastrophic.
After an accident, it can feel like no one is on your side. When you have been injured, the last thing that you should have to worry about is how you will pay for your medical bills while you are recovering. That is why the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. dedicate their practice to representing the victims of accidents. We make it our job to help accident victims get back on their feet and down the path towards recovery.
If you have been hurt in an auto accident, call the Phoenix drunk driving injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us provide you with a free case consultation. We are standing by at (602) 819-5191 today and there is never an obligation associated with the first call. At Abels & Annes, P.C., if we don’t make a recovery on your behalf, you don’t owe us anything, so call us today and let us help you.
Prior Blog Entries:
Firey Tempe Crash Kills Driver, Seriously Injures Passenger, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 28, 2013.
Light Rail Crash in Tempe Leaves Several Injured, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 26, 2013.
2 women killed by suspected drunk driver, Fox 10 News, published August 29, 2013.