While it’s likely that toxicology reports will take weeks to analyze, the fact alone that police suspect that this young driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident is disturbing.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 22, 2013
Jeffery J. Hernandez, a car accident lawyer in Phoenix, says that in the wake of a deadly Phoenix accident that left four dead, including two children and a teenage driver, it’s important for teens to learn the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
According to AZCentral.com (“$10,000 raised for funerals in Phoenix crash that killed brothers,” August 7), the teenage driver of a mini-van lost control of the vehicle and caused a deadly car accident killing four people, including the driver of the oncoming vehicle and three children in the mini-van ages 11, 5, and 4. According to police, the driver of the mini-van not only didn’t have a driver’s license but also may have been impaired at the time of the accident.
AZCentral.com reports that the driver, 16, was driving himself and six of his siblings to school when he attempted to pass another car by driving on the right shoulder. Investigators said they believe he lost control and over-corrected, resulting in the mini-van colliding head-on with an oncoming sedan.
“While it’s likely that toxicology reports will take weeks to analyze, the fact alone that police suspect that this young driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident is disturbing,” said Hernandez. “As this recent tragedy shows, it’s crucial to educate youth from an early age regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.”
“Impaired drivers are unpredictable. Coupled with the fact that the driver of this mini-van was both young and inexperienced, it’s a recipe for disaster. When impaired drivers drive recklessly and other drivers don’t have time to react, the consequences can be nothing short of tragic,” said Phoenix car accident lawyer Hernandez. “Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in Arizona - period. Not only will intoxicated drivers be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but their victims could be entitled to compensation for the injuries they’ve sustained.”
About the Law Office of Jeffery J. Hernandez
Obtaining his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University in 1992, Jeffery J. Hernandez has served the needs of personal injury victims and small to medium-sized businesses across the state for over 20 years. Hernandez is an Avvo-rated trial attorney and previously worked as a hands-on insurance claims adjuster for seven years, gaining extensive knowledge about how insurance companies work and the tactics they may use to reduce personal injury claims.
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The Law Office of Jeffery J. Hernandez is located at 7047 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 140, Scottdale, AZ, 85254. Visit http://www.arizonalawonline.com/