Four-Vehicle Phoenix Car Accident Leads to One Fatality, Two Serious Injuries
When a driver violates a traffic law in almost any situation, it can lead to serious problems, significant injuries and even fatalities. When a driver makes a mistake that occurs in a crowded area, the results can be completely disastrous. Such appears to have been the case with a horrifying four-vehicle Phoenix car accident that occurred in front of a mall over the weekend. The crash led to one fatality and to at least two critical injuries by those involved. Police are continuing their investigation of the accident.
According to authorities, this fatal Phoenix car accident occurred on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. near the Paradise Valley Mall, which is located at 4568 E. Cactus Road in Phoenix. The driver of a pickup truck, 46-year-old Barry T. Jordan, allegedly ran a red light in the area and was moving at a high speed when he crashed into three vehicles. As a result of this collision, one female teen died in the accident and a mother and her son who were hit in their vehicle were rushed to a hospital and listed in critical condition. Mr. Jordan was subsequently arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, aggravated assault, endangerment and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person who was killed, and we'd like to express our hope that the people who were critically injured are able to survive the harm they have suffered. In addition, this Phoenix 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 1,200 fatalities.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers
If the available facts are accurate and the man who was arrested was driving in the manner alleged, it's possible that the family of the teen who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. It's also possible that the people who were critically injured could file Arizona personal injury lawsuits against the same defendant. If these claims are filed and they are successful, the plaintiffs in these matters could be awarded damages that compensate them for their losses that are both tangible and intangible in nature.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Phoenix car accident lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.