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Suspected drunk driver kills one and injures five

Unfortunately, motorists in Arizona are familiar with automobile accidents and what these scenes look like. In most cases, these collisions are minor fender benders that do not involve any injuries. But some involve serious injuries and even fatalities. When a severe fatal car crash occurs, this can be a tragic sight, impacting not only those involved but the family members of those injured or killed in the collision.

According to recent reports, a fatal crash occurred in Phoenix after a Dodge pickup truck crashed into a Ford Ranger near the intersection of 40th Street and Broadway Road. Based on preliminary reports, a 6-year-old boy was killed after the Dodge pickup truck struck the Ford truck.

Police reports indicated that the young boy, along with two other children, was riding in the bed of the truck at the time of the crash. The fatally injured boy was thrown from the vehicle due to the crash. The young boy was transported to the hospital in critical condition; however, he did not survive these injuries.

Inside the Ford Ranger were also two adults and one child. The adults and children riding inside the vehicle and on the bed of the truck were all in serious condition following the condition. All victims were transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

According to reports, police indicated that the driver of the Dodge pickup showed signs of impairment. He was arrested based on suspicion of manslaughter and assault. Investigation of this accident is still ongoing.

Following a car accident involving fatalities and injuries, those injured or the family members of those killed have recourses and could file a personal injury suit or wrongful death claim to collect compensation for any losses or damages incurred.

Source: Azcentral.com, "1 child dead, 3 others injured in Phoenix collision," Tyler Paley, Oct. 3, 2016

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