It might not always be easy to predict how the outcome of a crash may affect the lives of those involved. While some incidents may lead to little more than minor vehicle damage and a loss of time, others may leave a person with serious or permanent injuries or leave loved ones grieving over an untimely loss. A recent car accident involving a wrong-way driver has claimed the lives of three college students in Arizona.
Reports indicate that the fatal crash took place just before 11:30 a.m. on a recent Monday. Authorities have advised that, for unknown reasons, the driver of a southbound vehicle suddenly began driving in northbound lanes of traffic. This vehicle reportedly collided with up to three other vehicles soon thereafter.
Authorities indicate that two college students suffered fatal harm and passed away at the scene. A third college student was taken to a medical facility for treatment of critical injuries, but reports indicate this person passed away later. While authorities do not know why the driver who caused the crash might have entered oncoming lanes of traffic, they also indicate that impairment has yet to be ruled out as a contributing factor.
Mourning an untimely loss
Families who are left mourning over an untimely loss after a car accident may find the outcome of the situation challenging to accept. Following the crash, a person in Arizona might consider speaking with an attorney for advice in evaluating the situation and exploring his or her available options for legal recourse. An attorney can help a client understand what to expect from the process and assist in preparing to seek the compensation entitled via a wrongful death claim.