When a person in distress is forced to make an emergency stop within lanes of traffic, others nearby may feel inclined to pull over and check on the well-being of those involved. However, with moving vehicles continuing to pass by, such a decision could prove somewhat hazardous at times, especially if another driver fails to notice what is taking place in time to prevent a potential catastrophe. A woman in Arizona was killed after being trapped within a burning vehicle following a recent car accident involving similar circumstances.
Reports indicate that the incident took place at around 6 p.m. on a recent Sunday after a motorcyclist made an emergency stop within the lanes of traffic. Authorities say that another driver pulled over to check on the rider and parked the car within this lane to block traffic. Unfortunately, another driver failed to spot the car in time to maneuver into a different lane and collided with the rear-end of the car, and the impact of the crash caused both vehicles to erupt into flames.
Authorities have advised that a passenger who remained within the car during the incident was unable to escape the fire and died at the scene. While an investigation into the incident is ongoing, no further details were provided as to why the driver of the second vehicle may have failed to notice any upcoming emergencies and react accordingly. In some cases, incidents of this nature may be entirely avoidable if the proper precautions are taken and if this does not occur, the results could prove deadly.
Suffering the loss of a loved one in a car accident due to the actions of another party can be a harrowing process. Those who experience such a scenario may not only be left grieving over their losses, but they may also have questions about the available options for legal recourse. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can examine the incident and assist a person in Arizona in preparing to seek the full amount of restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim.