Each Arizona driver is responsible for following the rules of the road, even the seemingly minor ones, such as coming to a complete stop at a red light. Failure to follow these rules can result in serious, even fatal, accidents, such as an incident that recently took place in Phoenix. One woman is dead after another driver crashed into her vehicle while running a red light, a basic traffic violation that was easily preventable.
Details of a tragic event
Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at 43rd and Northern Avenues in Phoenix. The collision took place after the driver ran a red light, hitting the other vehicle as it was stopped while waiting to make a left turn. Video footage of the intersection confirmed the sequence of events that resulted in the death of one woman.
The deceased driver’s vehicle sustained significant damage, while the other driver’s vehicle had some damage to his front bumper. Emergency personnel rushed the woman to a local hospital, but she eventually succumbed to her injuries. The other driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries for which he also received treatment at a local hospital.
What happens next?
When an Arizona driver acts recklessly or negligently, he or she is responsible for the consequences of those actions. In this case, the family of the deceased driver may have grounds to pursue compensation through a civil claim. An investigation of the accident is still ongoing, but grieving family members may seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney to learn about their options.