When vehicles break down in the lanes of traffic, drivers may try their best to move their vehicles to a safe location and notify others of their presence by turning on hazard lights. Even if a person is able to move onto the shoulder or into the center lane, there is no guarantee that they are out of harm’s way. One person has died and two others suffered serious injuries during a recent car accident in Arizona that began under a similar scenario.
According to reports, the collision took place on a recent Monday morning after the driver of a car was forced to pull into the center lane after the car ran out of gas. Authorities say that the driver of a second vehicle veered into the center lane and crashed into the rear of the car. The driver of the second vehicle reportedly stepped out of her vehicle and she was hit and killed by a third vehicle shortly thereafter.
Although reports indicate that the driver of the third vehicle fled the scene of the crash, authorities say they were able to locate this person later on. One of the occupants in this vehicle was taken to a medical facility for treatment of injuries. Reports also indicate emergency responders transported the driver of the first vehicle to the hospital for treatment of severe injuries.
Outcome of a crash
It is no secret that the outcome of a car accident could have a significant impact on the lives of everyone involved, or the lives of surviving loved ones who lose someone close in the process. Those who suffer harm or loss under similar scenarios may be left with questions about what took place and in search of advice on their available legal avenues. Following the accident, a person in Arizona could find it helpful to consult with a personal injury attorney for guidance on his or her options and the next steps to take to seek the restitution entitled.