Peoria, AZ (January 7, 2020) – A man has been arrested after leaving the scene of a crash Monday morning that left a 12-year-old girl in critical condition.
Clint Rasho, 40, was driving a 2008 Infiniti SUV shortly before 8:00 a.m., southbound on 43rd Avenue when he collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Impala in the left-turn lane. According to a Phoenix police news release, a 38-year-old woman was driving the Impala with her four children, ages 9 to 15.
The impact pushed the Impala into a 2013 Dodge Durango driven by a 37-year-old woman. Both the Impala and the Durango were stopped and waiting to turn into a private drive. Officers from the Phoenix Police Department say that Rasho drove away from the crash scene and was found by officers in the 10300 block of North 43rd Avenue.
After the crash, a 12-year-old girl inside the Impala was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Rasho was arrested and booked into Fourth Avenue Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, endangerment, and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Serious vehicle accidents are all too common, especially in Arizona. In fact, nearly 127,000 incidents occurred in 2018 alone, culminating in a five-year high. Furthermore, the number of injurious wrecks and crashes involving multiple vehicles is on the rise, leaving victims and their families in a precarious position in the aftermath.
Following these serious multi-car incidents, victims and their families must deal with insurance companies, long-term physical problems, emotional distress, and financial difficulties. However, those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about protecting their legal rights.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident in Arizona, you should speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney at ELG Law as soon as possible. Our 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 car accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation. Our lawyers are here to help you learn more about filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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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.
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