Laveen, AZ – Fatality & Injuries Reported in ATV Crash at Salt River
Laveen, AZ (September 7, 2020) – Authorities are investigating an ATV rollover accident after a woman was killed in Laveen late Sunday night.
According to Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was riding in an ATV Polaris Razor, which rolled over in the Salt River bottom near 67th Avenue and Southern Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Officers say that there were three people total in the vehicle, a man who was driving and two women who were passengers, one of which was the woman who died.
Enriquez said that the three were operating the ATV in the Salt River bottom and rolled the vehicle due to the unstable terrain. One of the women sustained severe head trauma from the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene by firefighters. The man and the other woman sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Enriquez said no other vehicles were involved in the crash and added that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The woman’s name has not been released, but police are still continuing their investigation. No charges or citations have been issued at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly ATV Wrecks in Arizona
Almost 400 ATV-related deaths occur on roadways across the country each year. Furthermore, annual ATV-related deaths on public roads have increased nearly threefold in the past 25 years. States with the highest ATV fatality rates record approximately 20 deaths annually, and Arizona is near the top of the list when it comes to deaths from ATV accidents.
These crashes, especially those that occur as a result of drivers’ negligent actions, can mean tragic circumstances for victims and their families. From medical bills and serious long-term injuries to job loss, devastating consequences may befall victims and their families. However, those affected can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer for help, and in some cases, victims may seek the fair compensation they deserve from wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.
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