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Arizona auto accidents take heavy toll in lives and finances

Traveling the Arizona roadways calls for diligence and strict attention to one's surroundings. When drivers, especially those who are operating large vehicles, fail to pay close attention to the road and fellow motorists, serious auto accidents may result. One such wreck in Arizona has claimed the life of one person and injured two others.

According to the accident report, a car carrying several occupants was headed south on a local road. The driver slowed to execute a left-hand turn onto the entrance ramp for Interstate 10. As the driver was making that turn, a driver of a tractor-trailer was headed north on the same local road. For reasons that are yet unclear, the rig slammed into the car as it was in the middle of its turn.

Three occupants of the smaller vehicle were all critically injured. All were transported to local hospitals by emergency crews. Unfortunately, one of the car passengers later died. The conditions and prognosis of the remaining victims were not reported. The driver of the tractor-trailer was apparently unharmed and remained at the scene of the crash. 

Arizona officials are still investigating the cause of this fatal crash, and it is unknown whether either driver will face any criminal charges. The surviving victims will likely face a long recovery from their critical injuries while the family of the deceased victim are understandably devastated by their loss. Those who are injured -- or have lost loved ones -- due to auto accidents also sustain significant monetary damages.  A personal injury attorney can help them pursue recovery of documented losses through the filing of a civil lawsuit against the party or parties believed responsible.

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