29 Jul Wrong Way Driver Who Caused 5-Car Accident May Have Been Drunk
At 7:45 am this morning, an 18-year-old motorist who was driving the wrong way on 75th Avenue near Glendale reportedly caused a five-car accident that ended up sending three people to the hospital. According to investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, the young motorist thought to be at fault for causing this accident was reportedly driving northbound in the southbound lanes of 75th Avenue when his BMW crashed head-on into another vehicle. This serious collision, in turn, caused three other nearby vehicles to collide.
While the allegedly at-fault driver and two other individuals were immediately transported to the hospital for emergency medical care, this severe car accident caused the intersection to be shut down and traffic to be diverted for many hours this morning.
At this time, police have not released any information regarding the nature of the victims’ injuries and what the various causes of this car accident may have been, as the investigation is still ongoing. The only relevant information released, aside from the time and location of the accident – as well as the age of the driver suspected to be at fault, was the fact that law enforcement officials currently suspect that the 18-year-old motorist was drunk or somehow impaired when he allegedly caused the collision.
DUI Accidents: Victims’ Rights after an Impaired Driver Causes a Car Accident
If investigators ultimately determine that intoxication or some other type of impairment was a factor in this collision, then:
- The at-fault driver will likely be charged with DUI and will have to deal with this case in a criminal court.
- The victims of the car accident can pursue justice in civil court by filing a car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
The fact is that driving while impaired is a form of negligence that can result in the at-fault driver being held liable for compensating victims for their injuries, medical bills, property damage, lost wages, mental suffering and other losses.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman
If you have been hurt in a car accident that may have been caused by a drunk or reckless driver, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation to which you are entitled so you can get the care you need to recover.
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