Peoria, AZ – UPDATE: Miguel Espin Arrested in Car Crash at Desert Tortoise Rd
Peoria, AZ (September 7, 2020) – A woman and three children were transported to the hospital after being involved in an accident on Sunday night.
According to officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved an impaired driver. The crash happened near the intersection of Desert Tortoise Road and South Park Road on the southwest corner of Lake Pleasant.
The driver, Miguel Espin, attempted to flee the scene of the accident and was about an hour later, almost a quarter of a mile away from the original accident scene. MCSO officers say that the injured woman was in a Hummer and was flown to JCL Deer Valley hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Medical authorities said later that the woman is now paralyzed in her lower extremities.
The three children traveling with the woman in the Hummer were also taken to the hospital. Two were transported by ambulance and the third was flown to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Two passengers in the other vehicle involved, a Toyota that was apparently driven by Espin, were transported to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
MCSO determined that Espin was impaired when the accident occurred. He was arrested at the scene for aggravated assault, endangerment, leaving the scene of an injury accident, and aggravated DUI.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Car Wrecks in Arizona
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data showing that Arizona is one of the top five most dangerous states in the country for drivers. Furthermore, fatalities and injuries from car wrecks statewide are especially prevalent during the warmer months, especially between May and September.
The victims involved in these accidents go through physical and emotional trauma, often having to document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and deal with job loss or even more devastating consequences. But individuals who are affected can seek help from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
After an Arizona car accident, your phone may start ringing, and when you pick it up, it is a friendly insurance adjuster wanting to speak with you. They sound friendly and they make you think that they care about your interests. They actually may sound reassuring. However, be aware that if an insurance representative asks you to give them a statement, you may not have to do so, and it may actually not be in your best interest.
At ELG, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no!
Our experienced car accident attorneys have advocated for many victims involved in accidents. As you face a wide variety of damages and seek your fair compensation after a crash, you may have questions about safeguarding your legal rights.
We do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. Our experienced, compassionate staff guarantee your consultation will be with one of our injury attorneys who only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers in Arizona at ELG specializes in fighting for victims and their families after a wreck. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.