An accident on Interstate 10 in Arizona has left two people dead and others injured. This car crash occurred March 19, in Marana. According to police, this incident was caused by a wrong way driver.
At about 4 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was driving eastbound on the I-10 when her vehicle was struck head-on by another car. She and the other driver -- a 26-year-old male -- were killed in the collision. Two other vehicles are said to have crashed following the initial wreck. A total of five people were involved in the second collision. Four of them were treated at the scene, and one person was transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.
Authorities are still investigating this incident. It has been stated that wrong way accidents, such as this one, are often caused by impaired drivers. However, it has not been confirmed whether impairment was a factor in this case.
Even though the individual believed responsible for this car crash did not survive, the deceased victim's surviving family members and those who suffered injuries may have legal recourse. Arizona allows for civil claims to be filed against the estate of the party believed responsible. In order for such claims to be successful and for compensation to be achieved, negligence will have to be proved in court. If this can be accomplished, monetary judgments may be ordered so that the victims and/or their families can recoup any economic and non-economic damages that they may have sustained as a result of the wreck.
Source: tucsonnewsnow.com, "Crash involving wrong-way driver leaves two Tucson residents dead", March 19, 2016