As Tucson car accident attorneys, we’ve seen more than one police chase get dangerous, and we were saddened to hear that one passenger in a fleeing vehicle was killed and three others injured on Saturday, February 25, 2012, according to the Tucson Citizen. We were glad to hear that no police officers or citizens were injured. The driver of the vehicle, who presently remains unidentified, and his passengers are suspects in a shooting that took place at a local apartment complex, although their involvement has not been confirmed. When police responded to a call about shots being fired at the apartment complex, the four individuals fled the scene. The chase ended just after the intersection at 39th Avenue and Grand Avenue, where the speeding car hit railroad tracks, became airborne, and crashed into a retaining wall. Of the four people in the vehicle, one 21-year-old man was killed on impact. The other three people were treated at the hospital for their injuries. It is unclear which of the four people in the vehicle was the driver.
Who is Responsible for this Tucson Car Accident?
There are many variables in this Tucson car accident case, but one thing is clear: the unidentified driver of the car is responsible for the accident and its outcomes. The driver of the automobile in this one-car collision was attempting to flee police after the commission of another crime. While it is unclear whether the driver or any of his passengers were actually responsible for the shooting, the driver was speeding while fleeing police and did not slow down for the intersection or the railroad tracks. Had he been paying attention, the likelihood that this accident would still have occurred would be greatly reduced. It is also unclear whether the passengers were involved in the shooting or wanted to be in the car in the first place. It takes a thorough investigation to determine their involvement. In some cases, passengers get into a car with someone and later realize they want to get out, but can’t.
How Can an Experienced Tucson Car Accident Lawyer Help?
The injured passengers in this Tucson car accident need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help protect their rights and ensure that they are taken care of, both financially and medically. After a collision, insurance companies of Arizona drivers are not eager to pay for the injuries sustained by passengers, and most will attempt to convince you to settle quickly and for less compensation than you deserve, but the Husband and Wife Law Team won’t let that happen to you. We will work hard to make sure that the insurance company compensates you for lost wages, medical bills, debts you cannot pay while out of work, and your personal pain and suffering. Give us a call for a free consultation today.