Several University of Arizona students recently suffered injuries after being struck by an alleged drunk driver. A total of five students were crossing in the crosswalk at Sixth Street and Euclid Avenue when the car accident occurred. Four of the five were hurt in the incident.
According to a recent report, this accident occurred the evening of Sept. 5. One of the students is said to have suffered critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital. She reportedly suffered an assortment of injuries, including trauma to her head and pelvis. The three other victims were released from the hospital not long after receiving treatment.
The driver believed responsible for this incident is a 45-year-old male. Police say this individual fled the scene of the accident, but later called to report the crash. He was arrested and has been detained at the Pima County Jail. He is facing a multitude of charges, including DUI and failing to remain at the scene. It was also reported that children were in the car at the time of the collision; as such, child abuse and endangerment charges have also been filed.
Speed and alcohol are often involved in these kinds of accidents. If a car accident caused by a drunk driver results in injuries, the victim may have legal recourse. A personal injury claim may be filed in an Arizona civil court, and a monetary judgment may be awarded if negligence can be successfully established against the individual deemed responsible. This can assist the injured in recouping any financial losses sustained as a result of the crash and allow her to focus on her recovery,
Source: wildcat.arizona.edu, "Suspect in hit-and-run collision near UA campus has been found", Lauren Renteria, Sept. 5, 2015