On Sunday night in Phoenix, Arizona, a highway car accident took the lives of two individuals, and left four others injured.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves reported that the crash occurred at around 8:30 p.m. last night, after a Ford SUV, traveling westbound on the Loop 202 near 44th Street, sustained a flat tire which caused the 19-year-old driver to pull the vehicle over into the HOV lane.
The driver exited the vehicle to direct traffic away from the SUV, but a Toyota pickup truck's driver, a 30-year-old from Litchfield Park, Ariz., did not see the teenager signalling before rear-ending the SUV which caused it to roll over, eventually landing on its roof.
Graves stated that two passengers in the SUV, 42-year-old Josefina Holguin-Urquiza and 19-year-old Silvia Mistica Rivera Holguin, were pronounced dead at the scene.
A 15-month-old passenger in the SUV was also critically hurt, the toddler said to have sustained life-threatening injuries. Two other passengers, a 12-year-old and 14-year-old, were described as having sustained serious injuries. All three were transported to an area hospital.
The 19-year-old driver of the SUV was apparently uninjured in the collision, while the driver of the pickup truck was taken to a Phoenix hospital for treatment, and was later released.
Graves stated that a thorough investigation into the crash was underway and ongoing.
As a Phoenix car accident attorney, it is always upsetting hear about a crash like this, where innocent folks die as the result of what appears to be a pure accident.
It is not known at this time whether there is any fault assigned to the man who rear-ended the SUV, but a full investigation should reveal any liability that exists in this tragic event.
Our wrongful death law firm Phoenix offers our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of those who perished, and we hope for the speedy recovery of the ones were injured.