The lives of eight people were recently snuffed out in a head-on automobile crash in Arizona. The accident took place on a Wednesday night on State Road 79. These kinds of car accidents can easily happen as a result of the carelessness of another motorist, which is grounds for a wrongful death claim on behalf of deceased victims.
The fatal car crash, which involved two motor vehicles, occurred at about 10 p.m. According to police, a sport utility vehicle carrying nine people was headed north. All of a sudden, a car that was headed south breached the road’s center line and struck the SUV.
The driver and front passenger in the SUV, as well as four others, passed away in the wreck. Meanwhile, the three remaining passengers reportedly suffered injuries deemed life-threatening. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle died as well. Police said they did not know what caused the other vehicle to breech the road’s middle line and hit the SUV.
The loved ones of the multiple people who died in the sport utility vehicle, as well as those of the deceased car passenger may choose to file wrongful death claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the horrific accident. In addition, the injured parties may choose to file personal injury claims. Even though the driver of the car that reportedly caused the Arizona wreck ended up passing away, a lawsuit could still be filed against his or her estate, as well as anyone else who owned the car. A successfully presented claim might result in a financial award that may help the plaintiffs to address their funeral costs, hospital expenses and other losses associated with these types of car accidents.