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One Person Killed, Three Injured in Arizona ATV Accident

Anyone who has spent any time on the rural roads of Arizona understands that ATV's are a regular sight. While there are loose rules that tend to govern such situations as right-of-way and other scenarios, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that things can and sometimes do go very wrong. While it's too early to have a clear idea of who was at fault for a fatal Arizona ATV accident that occurred on Friday evening, what is known is that an SUV and an ATV collided and that one person was killed and three others were injured.

According to the authorities, this Arizona ATV accident occurred on Friday evening in San Manuel, at the top of a hill on Water Tank Road, which is a rural dirt road. 74-year-old Charles Bast was riding an ATV with his wife, 61-year-old Mary Bast. When they reached the top of a hill, they collided with a Ford SUV being driven by 17-year-old Manuel Ochoa. Martin Montes, also 17, was a passenger in the SUV. As a result of the collision, the ATV flipped over on itself, and Charles Bast was killed instantly. Mary Bast was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, and the two occupants of the Ford SUV suffered minor injuries.

ATV Accident Statistics

First, we'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this Arizona ATV accident, and we hope that those who were injured in this terrible crash are able to survive the harm they have suffered and make full recoveries soon. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding ATV accidents across the country. Every year, more than 750 people are killed in these occurrences and more than 130,000 people are injured badly enough to require a trip to the emergency room for treatment.

Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers

Clearly, more information would be necessary in order to determine who could have been at fault for this Arizona ATV crash. However, if it turns out that the driver of the SUV was responsible for the collision, it could lead to the filing of an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the man who was killed and an Arizona personal injury lawsuit by the woman who was seriously injured. If these claims are filed and they are successful, they could result in damages awards that compensate the plaintiffs for their losses.

If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting successfully for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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