Phoenix, AZ (December 6, 2022) – A child lost their life, and four people were hurt in a car crash that occurred on a busy road in central Phoenix. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, December 6.
Initial reports were made to the police shortly after 9:00 a.m. The accident happened near 8th Street and Thomas Road. Police reported that a driver swerved to avoid a crash and entered westbound traffic.
When the driver swerved, they struck another vehicle headed west. A man and two children in one of the vehicles were transported to the hospital, where one of the children lost their life. Authorities say the man and second child are expected to survive.
A female and child present in the second vehicle were also sent to the hospital, but neither was seriously injured. Video footage from the scene showed an SUV and a sedan that had been involved in a T-bone crash. Scattered debris was seen all over the roadway.
Thomas Road was closed for an extended period of time between 7th and 9th Streets. Phoenix police continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased child at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragic accident.
Arizona Auto Accidents
Driving a vehicle is extremely convenient in that it gets you from point A to point B quickly and efficiently. However, there is an imminent risk of becoming involved in a collision due to unpredictable circumstances, such as the behavior of other drivers. Despite how alert and mindful you are while driving, it is impossible to know what other drivers are going to do. Every year, more than 6 million auto crashes happen in the United States. These wrecks cause serious injuries to over 3 million people each year. Sadly, more than 40,000 individuals are killed in auto crashes in the United States each year. Alarmingly, the majority o these accidents are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Currently, driver negligence is the main cause of auto accidents throughout the United States.
Over 125,000 auto collisions take place throughout Arizona each year. Generally speaking, approximately 60,000 individuals are hurt in these accidents annually. Additionally, approximately 1,000 individuals lose their lives in these collisions per year. Speeding is the main reason auto accidents happen in the state of Arizona. Throughout the country, about 31%fatal car crashes happen due to the actions of drivers who are speeding. This is equal to about 11,000 people who die per year due to drivers who drive at unsafe speeds.
If you have recently lost someone you love due to the negligent actions of another driver, you may be able to collect financial compensation for the losses and damages you face. It is in your best interest to work with a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix if you are aware that your loved one’s crash could have been avoided.
For over twenty years, car crash attorneys in Phoenix at the Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, have helped countless families exercise their legal rights after they have wrongfully lost loved ones in collisions. Our attorneys can help you collect financial compensation that you are rightfully entitled to after you’ve lost your family member to driver negligence.
Our lawyers are available by calling 602-903-2905. Call us when you can to learn more about your legal rights.
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