Gilbert, AZ – Teenage Boy Killed in Car Crash on Soboda St
Gilbert, AZ (October 14, 2019) – A teenage boy has died after a serious car accident over the weekend, per a report released by Gilbert police.
The Gilbert Police Department is still investigating the incident, which occurred Saturday night on Soboda Street, just west of Recker Road and Queen Creek Road. Officials say that a 16-year-old boy was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla and was attempting to make a left turn when he was struck by a 42-year-old man driving a 2001 GMC Yukon. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger of the other vehicle was transported to an area hospital. That victim remains hospitalized with minor injuries.
The 42-year-old driver was not injured in the accident and stayed at the scene. Authorities are still working to determine the cause of the accident but said that neither speed nor impairment was a factor.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Car Crashes in Arizona
On Arizona roads, hundreds of accidents occur every day, ranging in severity from minor collisions to injury wrecks or even fatal car crashes. Of the nearly 130,000 car accidents that happened last year, almost 11,000 involved at least one serious injury or casualty according to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Victims’ families are left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a fatal car crash. When these devastating incidents occur, families must deal with insurance companies and financial difficulties, all while grieving their loved one’s death. However, those affected can seek help from a skilled lawyer to protect their legal rights. A knowledgable attorney can help families secure their entitled compensation from a wrongful death suit.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered from a crash caused by the negligent actions of other drivers. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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