Impairment believed responsible for wrong-way car crash

Police in Arizona are currently investigating the cause of a wrong-way auto accident that claimed three lives and resulted in another individual suffering critical injuries. The car crash reportedly occurred on Interstate 10 in mid-June. The driver believed responsible is one of the individuals who did not survive the wreck.

This particular collision is said to have occurred in the Tonopah area. The driver of a silver car reportedly entered the interstate at a high rate of speed, heading in the wrong direction and collided head-on with another vehicle. Two woman in the car that was impacted died at the scene of the crash. A passenger in that same car suffered severe injuries and was transported to a medical facility for treatment. The individual deemed responsible for the crash fled the scene and struck yet another car in the process.

As a result of the two accidents, the individual believed responsible suffered fatal injuries. Authorities are still in the process of investigating these collisions. They do believe that impairment was a factor.

Impaired driving is a serious concern in Arizona. Sadly, numerous auto accidents that occur in the state every year can be attributed to drivers operating vehicles while intoxicated. The surviving family members of the deceased victims and the surviving victim may all have legal recourse in this case even though the person believed responsible for the car crash did not survive. Wrongful death and personal injury claims may be filed in a civil court. If negligence can be established successfully, monetary compensation may be awarded.

Source:, "3 dead, 1 critical in I-10 wrong-way crash", Phil Benson, June 17, 2016

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