'Rubber-Necking' Proves Fatal in Arizona Car Accident
We have all seen people and perhaps even ourselves partaken in 'rubber-necking', which is a habit that is dangerous. Rubber-necking involves slowing down and maneuvering a vehicle to get a closer look at a car accident, and the more this occurs, the more danger that arises as a result. Tragically, it appears that a driver who was rubber-necking over the weekend to see a minor accident caused a disastrous Arizona car accident that led to the deaths of two infants.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, this fatal Phoenix car accident occurred on Sunday at approximately 1 a.m. on the eastbound Interstate 10 near 51st Avenue. A minor accident had previously occurred, and a driver slowed down to take a closer look. While doing so, the driver of this sedan cut off a minivan, forcing the minivan to hit the brakes. As a result of this reaction, a smaller vehicle rear-ended the minivan, and a fuel tanker rear-ended the smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, the driver of the sedan that initially slowed down left the scene. Two infants who were riding in the smaller vehicle that rear-ended the minivan, aged 13 months and three weeks old respectively, were killed in the collision. The fuel tanker wound up on its side and rescue workers had to clear 8,000 gallons of fuel from the scene.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First, we'd like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the infants who were killed as well as their mother, who was also seriously injured in the accident. There are no words to express or describe tragic losses like these. In addition, this horrifying Phoenix car accident will become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 65,000 people are injured and more than 1,000 are killed in these occurrences.
Phoenix Wrongful Death Lawyers
Police are actively searching for the driver of the vehicle that initially slowed down. If or when that driver is apprehended, it's possible that criminal charges will be filed. Even if they are not, those who have been injured and the family of the infants who were killed could have legal rights and options that include the filing of Arizona wrongful death lawsuits. If these claims were successful, it could bring significant damages awards to the family.
If you have lost someone you love in a collision, seek the help of Phoenix car accident lawyers who have been successfully standing up for the rights of suffering families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.