Arrest Made in Fatal Flagstaff Rollover Accident
Drivers owe a legal duty of care to their passengers, which means that they are supposed to avoid placing these passengers in situations of unreasonable harm. In addition, when harm does befall a passenger, Arizona law dictates that those who were involved in an Arizona car accident remain on the scene to provide aid and information as necessary. When a driver flees the scene of a single-vehicle accident, the situation becomes a criminal investigation. Such was the case with a recent Flagstaff rollover accident, but fortunately the driver involved in the crash has been identified and arrested.
According to authorities, the fatal Flagstaff rollover accident in question occurred in the early hours of last Saturday near Kaibab Estates West. For unknown reasons, 32-year-old Ramon Ramiro Vasquez Gonzalez lost control of his vehicle and it rolled over. As a result of the crash, 41-year-old Jose Manuel Vasquez of Ashfork was killed. Witnesses saw the driver flee on foot after the crash, and he ultimately turned himself in. He was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed. Losing a life in this manner is always tragic, and we are relieved that the driver has been found and that the wheels of justice can begin to turn. In addition, this fatal Flagstaff car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 140,000 such accidents occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Arizona Wrongful Death Attorneys
It's clear that the driver in this fatal Flagstaff car accident will face serious criminal charges. In addition, he could be on the receiving end of an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the man who was killed decides to initiate such a filing. If such a case is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their lost income and their loss of companionship.
If you have lost someone you love to a negligent driver, you need to seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been successfully fighting for the legal rights of grieving families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.