Laveen, AZ – Josafath Rubio-Hernandez ID’d in Wrong-Way Crash on L-202
Laveen, AZ (January 9, 2020) – Officials from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) have identified a driver who was killed in a wrong-way crash on the new South Mountain Loop 202 freeway early Saturday morning.
Officers say that the victim was Josafath Rubio-Hernandez, 31, of Laveen. Just before 3:00 a.m. on South Mountain Loop 202 near Ray Road on Saturday, Hernandez collided with a commercial vehicle transporting automobiles near Elliot Road. DPS says there were no passengers in the wrong-way driver’s vehicle, and the driver of the semi sustained minor injuries in the crash.
DPS is investigating if Hernandez was impaired at the time of the crash and has not released further details.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a quick recovery. Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Josafath Rubio-Hernandez at this time.
Wrong-Way Accidents in Arizona
From speeding and reckless driving to driving while impaired, driver negligence causes serious accidents. And wrong-way crashes, more than any other type of accident, most often occur when a driver is distracted or impaired. Furthermore, studies show that nearly 90 percent of wrecks are caused by some sort of driver negligence.
Serious long-term injuries, costly medical expenses, and job loss may plague victims and their families after these wrong-way wrecks. The victims of wrong-way crashes may even succumb to their injuries, leaving families to pick up the pieces and deal with financial difficulties while mourning their loved ones. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families affected by these wrecks. Contact our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and safeguard your legal rights.
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