Wreck Leads to Fatal Tractor Trailer Crash and I-10 Closure
Posted on Nov 27, 2012 2:03pm PST
Buckeye, Arizona – On November 21st, a 35-year-old man was driving a Honda Accord with his wife, his daughter, and his mother-in law as passengers. The Honda was heading eastbound on the I-10 when an argument occurred inside the vehicle, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).
After the argument started, the man pulled his vehicle over to the side of the road, ordering his daughter and mother in law to get out of the car. According to the DPS, the man then sped off with his wife still inside the car at an alarming rate of speed. The Honda then hit a Suburban also travelling eastbound, causing the Suburban to roll over and ejecting five children who sustained serious injuries. It's known that two of the five children remain at a Phoenix Children's Hospital in critical condition, yet they are expected to live.
The husband who was driving the Honda suffered serious injuries; when he is released he will be booked and is to face numerous criminal charges including aggravated assault as a result of the crash.
Second Accident Involving Three Tractor Trailers
Just 45 minutes after the first crash at around 11:45 pm, a second crash occurred between four passenger cars and three semi trucks, and this accident involved fatal injuries. According to the DPS, a semi truck that was carrying furniture collided with another semi that was stopped in traffic due to the first crash. The collision between the two tractor trailers pushed four passenger vehicles into a third semi truck. The semi truck carrying the furniture caught on fire right after impact, thus killing the driver of the furniture truck. Due to the two massive collisions, the Interstate 10 was closed on Miller Road until 11:45 am the following day.
Motor vehicle collisions are almost always caused by driver negligence, and this includes tractor trailer and
18 wheeler accidents. In the example above, the driver of the first tractor trailer carrying the furniture failed to stop in time and he wound up colliding with another semi truck, thus causing his own truck to catch on fire and killing him right then and there. If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler accident, we urge you to contact attorney Brent Sumner from
The Sumner Law Group at once to get started filing a claim for damages. These accidents can be devastating and we are here to help.