As experienced Tucson car wreck attorneys, we were shocked and saddened by the news of a crash and its aftermath reported by NBC 4 News on May 23. The crash occurred in the Madera Canyon around 9:30 p.m. when a pickup truck driving down Box Canyon Road drove off the road shoulder and fell more than 200 feet. Two people who were passengers in the car, including an 18-year-old girl, sustained fatal injuries and had died when police arrived.
The driver and a third passenger in the truck were also hurt. The passenger sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a nearby trauma center for immediate care. The driver sustained only minor injuries. According to initial reports from police, the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision and was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault and second degree murder. Our thoughts and hearts go out to the families of the victims in this car wreck and we wish them happiness and peace.
Tucson Car Wreck Statistics
Around 55 people die each year in Tucson car wrecks, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Nearly 20 of these people are reported to have died in alcohol-related collisions. Another 360 people are seriously hurt in alcohol-related crashes, and statistics report that these numbers frequently include passengers and people in other, non-drinking cars. Approximately 520 total alcohol-related car crashes happen within the city limits every year, making the necessity for safety on the part of passengers and designated drivers an ever-increasing need. Needless to say, even extreme due diligence cannot prevent every DUI car crash in Tucson and victims of these collisions and their families should consult with a personal injury attorney when death or injury occurs due to the negligence of another person.
What a Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer Could Do to Help
This serious Tucson car wreck resulted in the deaths of two individuals and also critically injured a third innocent party. A skilled lawyer could help the families of all three people hurt in this collision to get the compensation they need to help their families heal. The Husband and Wife Law Team would use evidence from the crash and information on the criminal investigation to pursue a fair settlement on behalf of the families affected. Call the law team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today for a review of your fatal or serious injury accident case.