A woman’s life has sadly been snuffed out in a tragic Arizona motor vehicle wreck. The car accident happened on a recent Thursday. These types of car accidents sometimes happen due to another person’s carelessness — for example, a fellow driver may run a red light — in which case, the at-fault party might be held liable for any resulting injuries or deaths in civil court.

The recent accident took place at a little past noon. Police reported that when they arrived at the crash scene near Loop 202, they discovered a woman with facial injuries. She had apparently been driving a car that ended up colliding with a work truck that a man was driving. At the time of the police’s arrival, the woman was unconscious.

Authorities pulled the woman from her automobile and administered first aid. Paramedics then took the woman to a medical center, but she ended up passing away there. Police said that the man who struck her reportedly did not stop at a red signal. He suffered no serious injuries. Officials said they were not sure whether he would face criminal charges in connection with the fatal wreck.

The surviving loved ones of the woman who passed away in the Arizona accident may decide to file a personal injury claim against the work truck driver, seeking damages. The man’s employer could also be named in the lawsuit. If the man does end up facing criminal charges and is convicted of these charges, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court with the goal of establishing liability for the woman’s death. A successfully fought claim might result in a judicial award of monetary damages that may help with covering burial costs and other losses associated with these types of car accidents.