Accidents involving a single vehicle are fairly common on Arizona roads. When an accident like this does occur, occupants who have been injured or surviving family members of victims who have lost their lives often desire answers as to the cause of the wreck. In a single vehicle car crash, the driver can be held responsible for any injuries suffered by his or her passengers and compensation for such damages may be pursued in court.
Recently, a 21-year-old male was arrested following a single vehicle crash that left one woman dead. According to police, this young man was believed to be traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle, causing the wreck. The car caught on fire, killing the 27-year-old female passenger.
The driver deemed responsible for this crash was injured and treated at a medical facility before he was taken into custody. He is facing charges of manslaughter and bribery, among others. Police do also believe alcohol was a contributing factor in this incident. According to reports, the driver's blood alcohol level was supposedly well above the state's legal limit.
Even though this incident only involved the one vehicle, the victim's surviving family members may seek compensation for any damages they have incurred as a result of this car crash. A wrongful death claim can be filed against the driver in an Arizona civil court. If litigation proves successful, the victim's family may receive compensation for the monetary losses they have suffered as a result of this terrible tragedy.
Source: arizona.newszap.com, "PCSO: Alcohol involved in fatal San Tan Valley crash March 1", Steve Stout, March 3, 2015