Man Killed in Own Bed in Freak Phoenix Car Accident
Most people understand that when they venture out into traffic, they are encountering danger and they must put some level of trust into motorists nearby. However, few if any people would ever consider themselves to be in danger from moving vehicles while they are asleep in their own beds. Tragically, one man paid the ultimate price for the recklessness of others when he was killed by a vehicle that crashed through his home while he was asleep in his bedroom in a freakish Phoenix car accident. Police have made arrests in the aftermath of this incident and the investigation continues.
According to authorities, the latest fatal Phoenix car accident occurred at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday morning at 7300 W. Roma Avenue. Eduardo Luis Arechiga, 21, and his 16-year-old brother were visiting a friend of theirs who lived next door to Juan Carlos Mendez. It was alleged that they were drinking, and the driver got into his SUV and was performing amateur stunt maneuvers in a nearby intersection. The driver lost control of his vehicle, which hit a Toyota parked in the driveway of Mr. Mendez's home. The Toyota went through the wall of the bedroom along with the SUV and ran over the victim, who died at the scene. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene on foot on suspicion of manslaughter, leaving the scene of an injury accident, eight counts of endangerment, and criminal damage.
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 tragically killed. He clearly did nothing wrong and did not deserve to meet this violent end. We hope that justice is served in this matter as well. In addition, this Phoenix car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, 140,000 such accidents occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
Clearly, the family of the man who was killed would have reason to look into the filing of an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the driver in this case and perhaps others who were involved. If such a lawsuit was filed and was successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate the survivors 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 reckless driver, you need to seek the help of Phoenix wrongful death lawyers who have been defending the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.