Far too frequently in the aftermath of an unexpected tragedy, the survivors lament the shortness of life. Though nothing can ever prepare families for the loss of loved ones, the days and weeks that follow fatal auto accidents often leave them bereft and seeking answers as to the reasons behind the tragic events. Recently, two Arizona families were left to mourn their loved ones and wait for the person responsible to be located.
According to Arizona officials, the deadly crash occurred in the early morning hours at a local intersection. A 24-year-old woman and her 20-year-old male co-worker were driving home from their shift. As the signal light indicated it was the woman's turn to proceed into the crossroads, another motorist was approaching from the north.
Investigators determined that the second driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and ignored the red light signal. His car crashed into the victims' vehicle while it was still in the intersection. The female driver was killed at the scene. Her passenger was transported for treatment at a nearby medical center where he later died from his injuries. According to police, the driver who struck them exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
Arizona officials have requested assistance from the public in locating the driver deemed at fault. Two families are now faced with the senseless loss of their loved ones and the mounting expenses of planning funerals along with other associated monetary damages that stem from these types of auto accidents. In these circumstances, surviving family members may choose to seek just compensation for their losses by the successful filing of a wrongful death civil suit. An experienced attorney can provide information concerning the process of filing this type of litigation while helping guide them through the civil justice system.