Early this Tuesday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, a three-car accident occurred after a possibly impaired driver ran a red light, leaving one person dead and two others injured, one seriously.
The crash happened at about 12:30 a.m., at the intersection of 35th Avenue and McDowell Road.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman, Officer James Holmes stated that the driver of a Mercury Sable appears to have ran a red light and struck a GMC truck, the force of the collision causing the truck to be propelled and spun into a second crash with a Mercury Grand Marquis.
Holmes said that the driver of the truck, whose identity has not been released, was ejected from the vehicle during the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Grand Marquis was a 22-year-old pregnant woman. She was taken to the hospital, reportedly as a precaution, and her and the child are apparently in good shape.
The driver of the Sable was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Holmes revealed that there was suspicion that the Sable's driver was under the influence of an intoxicating substance at the time of the crash, and charges are pending toxicology results.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
As a Phoenix car accident lawyer, it is always upsetting to read a news story like this.
It is never alright to drive while illegally intoxicated, and if this turns out to be the case, the offender should be made to pay for his crimes, as a justice to the victims in this incident.
Our Phoenix car accident attorneys offer our prayers to the family and friends of the individual who died in this tragic case.