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Auto accidents often cause more than physical and emotional pain

The more time one spends on the road increases the odds of being involved in a serious crash. Even age and experience cannot protect Arizona residents from the tragedies wrought by unexpected auto accidents. One recent wreck claimed the life of one woman and injured three other people.

The wreck occurred when a driver of a larger sedan was proceeding along a local road. For reasons that are yet unclear, the driver left his lane of travel and veered over into the opposing lane. Once there, his vehicle collided in a frontal impact with another vehicle carrying two women. The crash killed the 52-year-old driver of the second vehicle.

The 24-year-old female passenger in the second car suffered critical injuries and was transported for care to a local medical facility. The driver of the first car was also critically injured. His passenger, however, suffered only minor wounds. Arizona officials stated that while their investigation is still ongoing, it is suspected that both impairment and excessive speed were factors in this fatal wreck.

It is unknown whether the two women in the second car were related, but regardless, the surviving family of the deceased victim will likely face months of emotional distress after their loss. Moreover, the younger woman will likely face a long and painful recovery from her physical injuries as she works to regain her health. These types of auto accidents take not only a physical and emotional toll on their victims and families, but they often inflict substantial monetary damages as well. Arizona residents who have suffered serious injuries may consider the merits of filing a personal injury (or wrongful death, in the case of fatal crashes) lawsuit as a means to pursue recovery of the financial damages sustained as a result of the tragedy. 

Source: azcentral.com, "Head-on car accident in Phoenix kills 1, injures others", Aug. 7, 2017

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