Phoenix, AZ (July 23, 2019) – On Sunday morning, July 21st, police responded to the scene of a fatal crash that took place at the intersection of 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.
Police claim that a 14-year-old girl, who has since been identified as Ella Thomas, was killed in the accident, according to authorities. The accident took place around 4:40 a.m. when a garbage truck and a passenger vehicle collided with one another.
The Hyundai had been traveling southbound and entered into the intersection on a red light. The vehicle then collided with an eastbound garbage truck who had a green light at the time.
The two vehicles became entangled and ran into two large trees, where the garbage truck then toppled over onto the vehicle. Ella, a passenger in the Hyundai, died at the scene of the crash. The 16-year-old driver of the Hyundai is in stable condition at this time.
There were also two other teens in the Hyundai who received minor injuries. A 50-year-old man had been driving the garbage truck and is expected to be okay.
Police have claimed that the accident happened due to speed and failing to yield. The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our sincere condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of the girl whose life was taken in this serious accident.
More and more fatal accidents are taking place in Arizona each year, causing serious results for families to pick up after a crash takes place. The rising amount of fatal crashes on our roads will only continue to take place if nothing changes and we continue to engage in reckless acts on our roads. In the past 10 years, the Arizona Department of Transportation has said that they have seen more traffic deaths each year than they have ever witnessed in the past. Our wrongful death attorneys in Arizona understand how difficult this can be for you and want to extend a helping hand to you and your family at this time.
At ELG Law, we understand how burdening it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal crash as you attempt to grieve the loss of a loved one and the bills continue to pile up against you. If you have lost someone close to you unexpectedly and you believe that the negligence of another party has led to this fatality, you have many rights. Please reach out to us at (623) 562-3838 for more information on how we can assist you.
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