Reports indicate that an investigation into a fatal commercial vehicle accident that claimed the lives of five individuals in Arizona has revealed that speeding and distraction were contributing factors in the collision. Truck accidents involving similar types of negligent behaviors could wreak havoc on the lives of those involved, or the lives of those who lose someone close in the process. Families who suffer an unexpected loss under similar scenarios may face an understandable desire for justice, but they might need guidance on the best course of action to take to seek the restitution deserved.
Investigation into fatal truck accident
According to reports, the incident occurred in January of 2023 when the driver of a tractor-trailer caused a chain reaction crash involving multiple vehicles. Authorities indicate that the truck initially crashed into the rear-end of two vehicles, wedging them between his truck and another tractor-trailer. The impact of the crash reportedly forced the second tractor-trailer to surge forward and collide with two more motor vehicles.
Reports indicate that five individuals suffered fatal harm and died in the collision. The Department of Public Safety indicates that an investigation into the incident revealed that the driver of the first truck was looking at his cell phone just moments before the crash occurred and indicated that he was driving at excessive speeds just before impact.
While losing a loved one in a truck accident can be devastating enough as is, learning that this resulted from the presence of negligent behavior could prove even more daunting in nature. Families in Arizona who suffer a loss under such scenarios and remain uncertain of the best course of action to take to seek the restitution deserved might benefit from speaking with an attorney for advice on their available options. An attorney can examine every aspect of the crash and help a client prepare to seek the full amount of compensation entitled through a wrongful death claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.