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Two killed in multi-car accident, investigation continues

Arizona residents who have been in a car accident or know someone who has been in one understand how devastating the whole experience can be, particularly when one sustains serious injuries or is killed. Our readers may find it interesting to learn that recently in Mesa, AZ, two people lost their lives when a driver, who is believed to have been impaired, slammed into their vehicle as they were stopped at a red light.

The accident is still under investigation, but preliminary reports indicate that four vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred shortly after 5 o'clock in the morning. According to authorities, a 35-year-old driver of a Toyota FJ Cruiser was driving at an excessive speed when she collided with a sedan that was stopped at a red light. The collision was so severe that the sedan was pushed into a SUV, which also was stopped at the light. As a result of the collision, the SUV rolled over.

The 37-year-old driver and 33-year-old front-seat passenger of the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the SUV was extricated, but did not suffer serious injuries. Witnesses at the scene of accident reported seeing the 35-year-old driver of the Toyota doing push-ups and cartwheels in the streets just following the accident. Police believe that speed, in addition to impairment, may have played a role in the tragic accident, but the toxicology results for the 35-year-old driver are still pending.

Accidents that claim the lives of others and result in serious injuries are devastating, not only for the families of those injured, but also for those who witness the accident and help the victims. What is done cannot be undone and a lost life cannot be brought back. However, where a negligent or impaired driver causes the accident, that driver can be held responsible for their actions. Accident victims may find it helpful to talk with a personal injury lawyer who is familiar with car accidents.

Source: KTVK, "Police identify 2 killed in Mesa crash; impairment likely a factor," Catherine Holland, June 9, 2014

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