As Lake Havasu City car accident attorneys, we’re always sorry to hear about injuries caused by drunk driving, and were relieved to hear that there were no fatalities in a recent alcohol-related collision reported by the Arizona Independent. The accident occurred at the top of the hillcrest on Gold Springs Road on Friday night, February 24, 2012, when a 23-year-old driver’s Chevy Impala collided with a Jeep Cherokee driven by a 19-year-old. The collision caused the Jeep to roll, and sent the Impala to the edge of a cliff with a 100-foot drop. The 23-year-old was rescued from the near fatal accident and flown to Las Vegas’ University Medical Center. The other driver was also taken to Las Vegas for treatment at Sunrise Medical Center. The Chevy had no passengers, but the Impala’s three passengers were all treated for minor injuries at Lake Havasu City Regional Medical Center. Our hearts go out to the families of both drivers in this accident and we hope that both parties recover quickly.
What Caused This Lake Havasu City Car Accident?
Police have not issued the final report on this Lake Havasu City car accident, but initial reports indicate that the younger driver may have been drunk or “buzzed”. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), alcohol accounts for 5.17 percent of all accidents in the state each year and more than 30 percent of all collision-related deaths because so many AZ drunk driving accidents result in fatalities.
How Can An Experienced Lake Havasu City Car Accident Attorney Help?
Those injured in this Lake Havasu City car accident could benefit greatly from the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. The Husband and Wife Law Team would not only represent the interests of injured victims, but in doing so we would help collect and prepare statements, gather and catalogue evidence, and work to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation that covers not only the damages to your vehicle, but also medical expenses, recovery time, lost wages, and more. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. for help and for a free consultation.