On Tuesday night in Tempe, Arizona, an accident occurred in which a suspected impaired driver struck and killed a motorcyclist.
Tempe Police Department officials stated that at around 6 p.m. yesterday evening, 32-year-old Veronica Muckerman was driving in her GMC Yukon and attempted to make a left turn from Broadway Road onto Rural Road, failing to yield the right of way to an oncoming, eastbound motoryclist.
Operating the motorycle was 21-year-old Elsa Tovar. She was transported to a hospital for her serious condition after emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Tovar was later pronounced to have died from her injuries.
It is reported that Muckerman had on board her vehicle her 9- and 12-year-old daughters, both who were apparently uninjured in the crash.
Police indicated that Muckerman was suspected of driving while impaired, and showed specifically, signs of alcohol impairement. She was booked into a Tempe jail on three counts of aggravated DUi and one count of manslaughter.
This was the second devastating car wreck in three days in Tempe, that involved an impaired driving.
Officials indicated that the investigation was ongoing.
This story is so upsetting to see, and as a Arizona accident lawyer, you deal with victims of these sorts of incidents all the time.
Driving while illegally and irresponsibly impaired is never acceptable, as the driver is putting the health and lives of others at risk.
Our accident lawyers Phoenix offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the motorcyclist who lost her life in this tragic crash.