The life of a 26-year-old Arizona woman came to an abrupt end after her vehicle was struck by an SUV while on an interstate. The car crash is said to have occurred in the early morning hours while this young woman was driving home from work. According to reports, the driver believed responsible for this wreck may have been impaired at the time of the collision.
This incident occurred at the end of January on Interstate 17. The woman, who was reportedly a dispatcher for the area fire department, was on her way home from work when an SUV collided with her car. The driver thought responsible for this incident, a 39-year-old male, was apparently driving in the wrong direction when the collision happened. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where, sadly, she succumbed to her injuries.
Police were reportedly in pursuit of the SUV before the accident occurred. After the wreck, the driver believed responsible was arrested. He is currently facing charges for endangerment, aggravated assault. He may also face a murder charge. as well as DUI charges.
This car crash is surely devastating to the victim's family. Losing a loved one in such a tragic way can simply seem emotionally unbearable, and the financial ramifications can be significant as well. In an effort to seek compensation for any financial damages suffered, the victim's family may pursue both wrongful death and survival actions against the person believed responsible for the loss of life. These claims may be filed in an Arizona civil court, and if litigation is successful, monetary relief may be awarded for all damages deemed recoverable under applicable laws.
Source: azfamily.com, "Dispatcher dies after Phoenix crash with wrong-way driver", Jan. 27, 2015