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Fatal auto accidents may involve failure to stop at red signal

A man recently lost his life in a tragic car crash in Arizona. The car crash, which involved two cars, occurred on a Friday morning. These kinds of auto accidents sometimes occur due to a driver's carelessness -- for instance, failing to stop at a red traffic signal. In this case, the driver who caused the accident may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from it.

The recent accident in Arizona occurred at a little past 9:30 a.m. According to police, a man, 20, was driving a car west along a road. However, the man reportedly did not stop at the red light there.

The car then allegedly hit another car that a man, 37, was driving. At the time, the driver of the second car was reportedly preparing to make a turn, following the traffic light cycle. This driver suffered injuries and was thus taken to the hospital, but he ended up dying from the injuries. Police said they did not believe that the younger driver was impaired at the time of the collision.

In this situation, the loved ones of the 37-year-old man who died in the Arizona car accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the younger driver, seeking damages. The family must establish liability in civil court, based upon a showing of negligence, before their claim for damages will be adjudicated. If the court ends up awarding them monetary damages, they may use this compensation to pay for their loved one's burial expenses and other expenses linked to these types of auto accidents.

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