Quartzsite Car Accident Leads to Three Fatalities
Drivers of vehicles owe a legal duty of care to those who are in the area of their moving vehicle at the time, and this legal duty extends to a driver's passengers. This duty basically requires that driver to avoid conduct that places those in the area in situations of unreasonable risk of harm, and when this duty is breached the driver can be found liable in an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. Tragically, it seems that some sort of mistake was made by an SUV driver who hit a parked vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 10. As a result of this Quartzsite car accident, three people died. Police are still investigating the specific cause of the crash.
According to authorities, this fatal Quartzsite car accident occurred just after 5 a.m. yesterday morning on the eastbound Interstate 10 at Milepost 38 just east of Quartzsite. The driver of an SUV was moving down the road when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway. As a result, the vehicle slammed into a commercial vehicle that was parked along the side of the road. The driver of the SUV and two passengers inside the vehicle were killed as a result. None of the names of those involved have been released until families can be notified
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of those people who were killed in this Quartzsite car accident. No families should ever have to receive the tragic news they are about to obtain. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, 140,000 such accidents occur, and these crashes lead to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyers
Depending on the specifics surrounding this Quartzsite car accident, it's possible that the families of the passengers who were killed could file Arizona wrongful death lawsuits against the estate of the driver. If such lawsuits are filed and they are successful, it could lead to awards of damages that compensate the families for their medical, funeral and burial costs as well as their lost income and 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 successfully defending the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.