Six People Injured in Flagstaff SUV Accident
Drivers owe a legal duty of care to their passengers, and rental car companies owe a duty to provide vehicles that are safe to those who patronize their businesses. If either of these parties makes a mistake at the wrong time, the consequences can be disastrous. While it's too early to know if the driver, the rental company or perhaps both are at fault, what is known is that six people were injured in a Flagstaff SUV accident that involved no other vehicles, and police are still attempting to decipher what happened.
According to authorities, this single-vehicle Flagstaff car accident occurred on Wednesday just after 4 p.m. near Townsend Winona Road and Rain Valley Road. The driver of a rented SUV that was carrying employees of the Coconino County Rural Environmental Corps (CREC) suddenly lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tree before coming to a stop. Rescue workers arrived quickly but had to manually extricate four passengers from the wreckage. All six people were rushed to a nearby hospital, and while one was released, five others remain, at least one of whom is in critical condition.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere hope that those who were injured in this Flagstaff SUV accident are able to survive the harm they have suffered and get back into their lives soon. In addition, this Flagstaff car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 140,000 such crashes occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers
Clearly, more would need to be learned regarding the specific cause or causes of the accident. If it was the result of a driver error, it's possible that the injured passengers could file Arizona personal injury lawsuits against him and perhaps others. If this crash was the result of a defective vehicle that was provided by the rental company, those who were injured could file lawsuits against the company that provided the defective vehicle. Regardless of the cause, those who were harmed have legal rights and could look into their options when fault is determined.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Arizona personal injury lawyers who have been holding those responsible for inflicting this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.