A multiple vehicle car crash in Mesa resulted in the death of a 26-year-old man. The Arizona Republic reports the fatal car accident occurred on McKellips Road near Center Street in Mesa the morning of February 7, 2011. A Chevrolet Malibu traveling at a high rate of speed crashed head-on into a Hyundai Santa Fe that was in the middle lane. The two passengers in the Malibu were ejected from the vehicle. The 26-year-old passenger in the Malibu was killed and the 23-year-old driver is in critical condition. Additionally, the driver of the Hyundai is in critical condition. Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash. Police say alcohol was a factor in the collision.
According to Arizona’s Department of Transportation’s 2009 statistics, 306 people were killed and 32,204 people were injured in Maricopa County car accidents. Of those crashes, 24 fatalities and 199 injuries involved alcohol-related car accidents.
It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater in Arizona. Drivers who cause accidents while under the influence of alcohol may be held liable for the damage they cause. The family of someone killed by a drunk driver may pursue financial compensation from the at-fault driver by filing an Arizona wrongful death claim. Injured victims of intoxicated drivers may pursue compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim.
The Mesa car accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. help victims hold at-fault drivers liable for the damage they cause and protect the rights of injured victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please call us at 480-753-4534 for a free and comprehensive consultation.