At times, the unexpected events in life can result in joy and fond memories. Sadly, these events can also bring tragedy and grief that will forever change families. Arizona officials are working to determine the reason why a driver was headed in the wrong direction and caused a car accident that took the lives of three people.
According to the preliminary reports, a 26-year-old man was traveling in the south-bound lane of a local two-lane roadway. For reasons that are yet unclear, the driver veered over the dividing line and headed straight into oncoming traffic in the northbound lane. His passenger vehicle collided head-on with an SUV carrying two people.
The impact of the collision killed both the driver of the car and the 83-year-old female passenger of the SUV. The 83-year-old driver was transported for medical care of his critical injuries. Unfortunately, life-saving efforts were unsuccessful, and he was later pronounced deceased. Reportedly, none of the victims had been using their safety restraints.
The Arizona officers stated that intoxication did not appear to be a factor in this fatal car accident. It is still unclear as to what caused the first motorist to veer over into the opposing lane. The two victims in the second vehicle shared the same last name and may have been a married couple, though officials did not provide any further details. Their surviving family members are understandably devastated by their unexpected loss in such a tragic manner. Whenever victims -- or loved ones -- are seriously injured or killed in an accident that can be attributed to the negligent actions of another party, it may be possible to pursue recovery of one's documented financial damages through the state's civil court system.