Suspected Phoenix DUI Accident Injures Two People
Drinking and driving is always extremely dangerous, and when someone makes this terrible decision, that person places everyone in his or her area in a position of immediate and extreme danger. There are times when no one is hurt because of this conduct, but there are other instances where innocent people wind up fighting for their lives. While it's too early to know definitively if alcohol was a factor, police suspect that it was in an alleged Phoenix DUI accident that left two people injured, one critically.
According to police, this suspected Phoenix DUI accident occurred at 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning when the driver of a Mitsubishi was driving in a westward direction in the eastbound lanes of the Carefree Highway between Seventh Avenue and 23rd Avenue. At that point, the unidentified driver collided head-on with the driver of a Kia. The woman in the Mitsubishi was seriously injured but her life is not in danger. The unidentified driver of the Kia suffered critical injuries, and police suspect that alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our hope that the people who were injured in this suspected Phoenix DUI accident are able to survive the harm they have suffered and get back into their lives. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 140,000 such crashes occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Phoenix DUI Accident Lawyers
If it turns out that the wrong-way driver was under the influence of alcohol, she will likely face serious criminal charges. In addition, it's possible that the woman who was critically injured could file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit against the suspected drunk driver. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the woman for her medical costs, her lost income and her pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of Phoenix DUI accident lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.