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Fatal wreck in Phoenix leaves many questions in its wake

A car accident in west Phoenix claimed one life and left two other people injured after two vehicles collided at an intersection last week. One of the injured people needed to be taken to a trauma center, while the other injured person suffered undisclosed injuries. The person who was killed was declared dead at the scene. Other than these facts, few details are available about the crash.

That will leave many to speculate. Was one of the drivers intoxicated in any way? Was either driver distracted by a mobile device? Could one of the drivers been distracted in some other way, such as being involved in a conversation with someone in the car, or fiddling with the radio? Did either driver neglect the rules of the road, or ignore street signs?

These questions will be answered in the coming weeks as the police investigate the matter — but in the meantime, the loved ones of the deceased and the injured victims of this crash have had their lives changed forever.

The loved ones of the deceased will want to know if any negligence was involved, and if so, how they can proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit; and the injured victims will want to know the same thing, so that they can file personal injury lawsuits to help them cope with the lost work time, property damage, and pain and suffering they have endured as a result of the crash. Hopefully investigators will have some answers for these people soon.

Azcentral.com, “One dead, two injured in west Phoenix crash,” Clarissa Cooper, Jan. 27, 2014

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