Five-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Red Light Accident
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jun 16, 2015 in Auto Accidents
A 5-year-old girl, her mother and another driver were all taken to a local hospital with serious injuries following a Phoenix auto accident on Monday night.
Around 7:30 p.m., four vehicles collided near 7th Street and Broadway. According to authorities, the driver of a red truck ran a red light, which caused the collision. The truck driver was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Two passengers in the other vehicle, a five-year-old and her mother, were taken to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.
The names of the victims in the car crash have not been released. Police are also investigating the accident to determine if the driver of the red truck will be cited.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a Phoenix car accident, contact the experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Group for a free case review.
Red Light Accidents
When drivers fail to obey traffic signs and signals, it is often the result of being distracted, fatigued or even intoxicated. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, about 2.2 percent of all the auto accidents in the state were caused by drivers who disregarded a traffic signal. Of those accidents, at least half led to serious injuries and dozens more were fatal.
Running a red light is an all too common act that can have serious consequences. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that about half of the victims of red light crashes were not the ones at-fault. Approximately one in three people claim they know someone who has been injured or killed in a red light accident.
Red light accidents are completely preventable. All drivers should stop on red and put their full attention to the task at hand. Distracted driving is often a cause of running a red light.
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