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Drunk driver collides with another vehicle, kills one

Most Arizona residents who drive a car or some other vehicle understand that all drivers on the road have an ongoing responsibility to obey traffic laws, be alert and drive safely. Despite the caution one may observe on the road while driving, there may be others who may not observe the laws and cause an accident which may result in either serious injuries or death.

In fact, a 30-year-old woman, who was allegedly driving drunk recently, is now facing second degree murder charges after the vehicle she was driving at a high rate of speed collided with another car and killed the 66-year-old woman in the other vehicle. According to the preliminary police investigation, the accident happened when the other vehicle was making a left turn and the vehicle the 30-year-old was driving collided with it.

The woman was allegedly driving at the speed of about 75 miles per hour, and there is no indication that she applied her brakes. Additionally, the 30-year-old was found to have a blood alcohol content of nearly three times that the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The loss of a life in a car accident is hard for many to imagine. It is even more difficult to fathom when the accident is caused by a drunk driver. Most people will have more questions than answers when such accidents occur. Holding a negligent driver responsible may give the family some sense of justice. Although every case is different, each with a unique set of fact, compensation may be available for such costs as burial and funeral cost, loss of companionship, future earning and more.

Source: Arizona Daily Star, "Arizona teacher arrested in deadly DUI wreck," Jan. 2, 2015

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