Reckless driving behaviors can take on various forms, each of which could disrupt one’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. While driving impaired could prove dangerous enough as is, those who exhibit such negligence may also be more likely to exhibit additional forms of reckless behavior. An 18-year-old woman was killed during a recent car accident in Arizona involving the suspected presence of impairment and reckless driving behaviors.
A fatal crash
According to reports, authorities responded to the scene of the crash on a recent Tuesday. The incident is said to have occurred when the driver of a vehicle was navigating a left turn at a local intersection. Authorities say that an eastbound truck suddenly crashed into the side of the vehicle, and the impact of the crash forced the vehicle to overturn and come to a rest on its side.
Reports indicate that the driver of the first vehicle suffered fatal harm and died at the scene. All three occupants of the truck were transported to a medical facility for treatment of minor injuries. Authorities say that an investigation into the crash indicated that reckless driving and impairment were contributing factors and the driver of the truck was arrested and is facing numerous charges.
Suffering the untimely death of someone close in a car accident involving a negligent driver can be a harrowing experience. Individuals in Arizona who suffer such a loss may be left with questions about the next steps to take to seek accountability in civil court, and they could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance on their options. Such advice may help a person better understand what to expect and how best to prepare to seek the restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim.