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Suspected DUI-related car crash in Arizona leaves 13 injured

Police in Arizona are investigating the cause of a serious automobile accident that left 13 people injured. This car crash is said to have occurred on I-10 the morning after Thanksgiving. Authorities suspect impairment may have played a role in this event.

According to reports, a wrong-way driver collided with a Greyhound bus on the interstate in Phoenix. The bus driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle; however, extensive damage was done to the bus, and authorities had to break windows in order to free passengers from the wreckage. Of the 39 passengers on board, 13 required transportation to hospitals for treatment. The current conditions of those injured have not been released to the public.

The driver deemed responsible for the the wreck -- a 24-year-old female -- died in the crash. Police believe she may have been driving under the influence of an unknown substance at the time of the collision. This case is still under investigation.

When one is injured in a car crash, the damages sustained can be quite significant. In this case, 13 people are left dealing with the physical, emotional and financial consequences that resulted from one individual's choice to operate a vehicle while possibly impaired. While the responsible party may not have survived the incident, the victims may still seek compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against her estate. Those who are able to successfully litigate their cases in an Arizona court may be granted monetary judgments for any losses that are deemed recoverable.

Source: tusconnewsnow.com, "Head-on crash kills wrong-way driver; 13 aboard bus hurt", Phil Benson, Nov. 25, 2016

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