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Fatal wreck likely caused by impaired driver

The driver of a fatal accident in Yuma, Arizona that left a couple dead is believed to have been impaired. The crash, which occurred early in the morning, involved just two vehicles. One of them was carrying the couple — a 61-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman — and the other vehicle carried the 42-year-old man who seems to be at fault for his reckless driving. The 42-year-old may have been speeding as well.

Few other details have been released since this is a fatal car accident that involves an impaired driver. The driver’s blood alcohol level was not made available, nor were any other vitals regarding his impairment. He has not yet been charged with any violations, offenses or crimes.

What more needs to be said? What else can be done? It just makes you want to throw your hands up in frustration and wonder “is there a rock bottom for the impaired driving problem?” Apart from trying to save someone’s life due to a medical emergency, there is no reasonable explanation for getting behind the wheel of a car when you are either impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The act is reckless and negligent, and it often results in innocent people being left injured or killed. The police investigation into such wrecks needs to conclude before any concrete answers will be provided — but once they are, and if they establish the driver was indeed reckless and negligent, the injured party or parties and their loved ones should consider legal action.

Source: FOX10, “Driver being investigated in fatal Yuma accident,” Associated Press, May 27, 2014

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