While a collision can occur under a multitude of scenarios, the presence of dangerous driving behaviors may only act to increase the risks of the unimaginable. Speeding and impairment continue to be two leading causes of collisions, and when combined, the two could prove a recipe for disaster. A recent car accident involving the suspected presence of excessive speeding and impairment has reportedly claimed the lives of two individuals in Arizona.
A fatal collision
According to reports, the fatal collision occurred at around 3 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. Authorities indicate that the driver of a car was traveling at a high rate of speed on a highway when it suddenly crashed into a nearby truck. The impact of the collision forced the truck to veer off the road and begin to overturn, causing both occupants to be ejected from within in the process.
Reports indicate that both occupants of the pickup truck passed away at the scene of the crash. Reports note that the accident remains under investigation and initial investigations indicate that excessive speeding and impairment appear to have been contributing factors. Incidents involving similar types of negligence run the unfortunate risk of carrying fatal repercussions and those who lose a loved one under similar scenarios may find the outcome thereof difficult to accept.
A sudden loss
Those who lose a family member in a car accident involving a negligent driver may be left in search of answers, or even justice. Following the incident, a person in Arizona could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance on his or her options and the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can evaluate the situation a client is facing and assist in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation entitled through a wrongful death claim.