Earlier this Sunday evening in the East Valley in Arizona, two people died and three others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover car accident that was likely caused by a tire blowout.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials stated that the SUV was travelling southbound on the Loop 101 at the US 60 ramp when the vehicle apparently sustained a blown tire. The driver, a 60-year-old man, appears to have lost control as a result, which caused the car to roll several times.
All four of his passengers were ejected from the vehicle, leaving the driver as the only one who was not. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
One of the ejected passengers, a 15-year-old girl, was severely injured and later died at the hospital.
The other three passengers, consisting of another 15-year-old girl, a 19-year-old man, and a 41-year-old woman, also sustained injuries, said to be non-life threatening, and were taken to the hospital.
DPS stated that there was another accident involving two other vehicles in the backup shortly after this incident.
The freeway was closed for a few hours after the crash for officials and clean-up crews to properly investigate and get the roads cleared.
As a Phoenix car accident lawyer, you deal with crashes such as this one, where the damage done is so impactful and devastating to all involved.
It appears in this case that it was purely accidental and that a tire had in fact blown out, causing the driver to be powerless to stop it.
Our car accident attorneys in Phoenix offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of those who were killed in this crash, and we hope for the speedy recovery of the passengers who were injured.