Getting into a car accident is a common occurrence in modern life. No matter how frequently it happens, though, a car crash is never a small matter for anyone who is seriously injured as a result of one. A person’s life could change in an instant, all due to someone else’s carelessness. This appear to be the case for a child who was injured in a recent car accident here in Arizona.
Authorities say that incident happened on a recent morning. The 10-year-old boy was a passenger in a northbound vehicle that was using a reversible lane. When the car attempted to turn left, police allege that a truck heading southbound in the right-most lane struck the car. The vehicle then spun and hit a fence.
Witnesses who stopped to offer assistance reported that the boy had serious injuries to his face. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and remains in critical condition. Two adults that were also injured are in stable condition. There is no word on any pending criminal charges or whether authorities have concluded their investigation of the events.
A car accident like this one is tragic under any circumstances, though it seems particularly upsetting when the injured victim is only a child. The family of this boy may decide to pursue a civil claim against the truck driver and/or other parties deemed responsible for the crash. Anyone in a similar situation here in Arizona may want to explore all available legal options with a personal injury attorney.