Most parents would do whatever it takes to protect their children. Unfortunately, there are many dangers in the world that are outside of a parent’s control. Car crashes fall into this category, as most parents are careful to teach their children to wear a seat belt and practice proper safety measures while in and around vehicles. However, parents cannot stop other drivers from behaving negligently. This may have been the case in a recent car accident here in Arizona that left a woman and three children injured.
Authorities say the crash happened during the evening when a pickup truck was headed the wrong way on a state route. The truck struck an SUV head-on, causing the vehicles to catch fire. Luckily, everyone was able to get out before the fire consumed the vehicles. The woman driving the SUV, along with three children all had to be rushed to a local hospital. One person even required an airlift to get medical treatment as quickly as possible.
The roadway had to be shut down for a few hours while Arizona authorities investigated the scene of the accident. Police say that the man driving the truck is now under investigation for impaired driving. The 26-year-old truck driver has not yet been charged with any crime.
A frightening car accident like this one can turn a family’s world upside down. When a crash is caused by an impaired driver, as police suspect this one may have been, it can leave a family wondering what they can do in order to move forward. Speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer may be the best option for those who have been harmed by the negligence of another person. A successfully-litigated civil claim could result in monetary damages that can be used to cover outstanding costs and mitigate the emotional and mental trauma after an incident like this one.