One Person Killed, Two Injured in Mesa Car Accident
There are many different driving environments and scenarios that can lead to danger, despite the fact that many people never give them a second thought. One such scenario involves using the off-ramps attached to highways. If any mistake is made during this high-speed situation, disaster can immediately result. Tragically, that seems to be what occurred when one person was killed and two others were injured in a Mesa car accident that occurred on Saturday night. Police are continuing their investigation.
According to the authorities, this fatal Mesa car accident occurred at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night on westbound U.S. Highway 60. 21-year-old Meagan Heiden of Florence was driving her Toyota pickup truck and she attempted to exit at Alma School Road. As she did so, she collided with a vehicle being driven by Lisa Hurston, 29, of Mesa. The collision sent the van being driven by Ms. Hurston into a concrete barrier, and she was injured in the crash. In addition, her passenger, 29-year-old John Hurston, was killed in the crash. Ms. Heiden was also injured in the crash.
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 killed, and we hope that the people who were injured are able to survive and get back into their lives as quickly as possible. In addition, this fatal Mesa car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, 140,000 such accidents occur, and they lead to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available facts are accurate, it seems possible that the family members of the man who was killed could file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who could be at fault. If such a lawsuit was filed and was successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family 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 in a crash, you need to seek the help of Arizona wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting successfully on behalf of grieving families for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.