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One Child, Two Adults Killed Following Suspected DUI Collision in Scottsdale

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Dec 31, 2020 in Local

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A six-year-old child and two adults were killed as the result of a suspected drunk driving collision in Scottsdale last Saturday night.

According to ABC 15, the accident occurred at about 9:35 p.m., when a black SUV collided with a red sedan within the intersection of Dobson Road and Chaparral Road.

Police believe the driver of the SUV, 46-year-old John McDonagh, was traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with the rear of the sedan, which was waiting at a stop sign.

Both a child in the back seat of the sedan and a woman in the front passenger’s seat were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. The sedan’s male driver was rushed to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

McDonagh refused to take a field sobriety test at the scene. He was arrested and booked on charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, speeding, and extreme DUI.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving accidents cause about 30 percent of traffic fatalities each year. If you have lost a loved one due to the inexcusably reckless behavior of a drunk driver in the Scottsdale area, you could be eligible to pursue significant compensation.

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