Arizona Car Accident on Interstate 19 Leads to Another Fatality

Driving on the highway may seem like a relatively safe way to travel, and as long as drivers handle their own focus and attention to the road, they should arrive safely to their destinations most of the time. However, no one can control the mistakes made by other drivers, and there are times when these mistakes do not leave enough time for others to take defensive measures. Tragically, a woman was killed when someone lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the passenger side door where she was sitting. Police are continuing to investigate the accident.

The latest fatal Arizona car accident occurred on August 22 just after 5 p.m. on Interstate 19 near the Ruby Road off-ramp. A Dodge was traveling in the northbound lanes of Interstate 19, and it was being driven by Maria Zuniga, from Nogales with 62-year-old Maria Santillanez riding in the passenger seat. At the same time, Gemma Madril, 27, or Amado was driving a Chevrolet Suburban in the opposite direction when the driver lost control of the vehicle attempting to take the off-ramp. For reasons yet to be determined, the Chevrolet moved across the southbound lanes and the median into the northbound lanes and directly into the path of the Dodge. The Dodge hit the Chevy on the passenger side, and Ms. Santillanez was killed. Both the driver and the passenger in the Chevrolet and the driver of the Dodge were also injured.

Arizona Car Accident Statistics

We'd initially like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed, and we'd like to send our hopes to those who were injured that they will be able to recover. Unfortunately, this incident will only add to the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 140,000 Arizona car accidents take place, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and more than 1,000 deaths.

Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers

While more would need to be determined in order to specifically identify the cause of this fatal Arizona car accident, it's possible that the family of the woman who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit. It's also possible that the driver of the Dodge who was injured could file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. If these claims were successful, it could bring damages that compensate the victims for the costs they've incurred and other forms of intangible losses.

However, these decisions should only be made with the help of Arizona car accident lawyers who have been holding negligent drivers accountable for the harm they have caused for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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