A pedestrian accident in Arizona is responsible for sending two boys to the hospital. The car crash occurred Sept. 1, in the Phoenix area. Both boys are believed to have suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of this incident.
According to a video accompanying the latest news report, the driver of a sedan allegedly ran a red light, hitting the boys and causing damage to three other vehicles. No other injuries are believed to have occurred. The current conditions of the boys -- each 12 years old -- is unknown.
An investigation into the cause of this incident is still underway. It is unknown as to whether or not any criminal charges are pending against the driver thought responsible. Police have indicated that impairment may have been a contributing factor.
This seemingly senseless car crash has, no doubt, left quite a few people scratching their heads -- so to speak. The parents or guardians of the injured boys, along with all of the other victims, are likely to have numerous questions, many of which may take time to answer. In the meantime, the victims and their families are left carrying the physical, emotional and financial consequences of this incident. If, after a complete investigation, the driver deemed responsible for this wreck is found to have been negligent, compensation may be sought through legal means. If this individual is in fact found responsible to the satisfaction of an Arizona civil court, monetary damages may be awarded for those claims that are litigated successfully.
Source: abc15.com, "Police: Two 12-year-old boys struck in crosswalk near 75th Avenue/Thomas; both in critical condition", Josh Frigerio, Sept. 1, 2015