Trucks are used by various companies to transport goods and equipment and some can carry hazardous and flammable materials. But every day trucks can be seen on the Arizona roadways, and any collision with such a vehicle can have catastrophic results. Recently, a collision between a box truck and a sedan resulted in a fatality in Phoenix.
According to sources, the driver of the box truck, a 28-year-old man, was traveling south on Cave Creek Road after exiting the highway and t-boned a car that was traveling east. The woman, who was driving the car, was trying to enter the freeway when the collision occurred. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to cross the center median and collide with a third vehicle.
Emergency crews responded to the scene. The woman in the car was seriously injured and immediately transported to a hospital. However, she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the third vehicle did not suffer any injuries. The police are investigating the accident and have not yet determined if the driver of the truck was impaired.
People who are involved in a truck accident rarely escape injuries. The size and the weight of the vehicle can cause serious injuries and these victims may require medical attention and rehabilitation. In some cases, as in the incident mentioned here, the collision can cause a fatality. When a person is injured in an accident, they can seek compensation for their losses from the trucking company. If the accident results in a fatality, the family of the victim can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, loss of consortium, funeral expenses and other related expenses.
Source: AZCentral.com, “Phoenix police investigating deadly car wreck,” Katie Bieri, Oct. 7, 2014