Phoenix, AZ (October 8, 2019) – Around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Deer Valley Road.
When they were initially dispatched to the scene, they found a Ford Fiesta being operated by a driver who collided with a Chevy Tahoe.
The driver of the Ford was identified as 26-year-old Evan Larson, who had been traveling eastbound when he failed to yield and ran a red light. This caused his vehicle to run into the Tahoe.
The driver of the Tahoe, identified as a 42-year-old, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Larson remained at the scene, where he was charged with DUI and aggravated assault. The investigation continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
DUI accidents are all too common on our roads but are also some of the most serious collisions that we experience each day. Between 2003 and 2012, approximately 2,912 people were killed in these accidents and tens of thousands received injuries. With the prevalence of drunk driving accidents growing, it is no surprise that individuals continue to become injured in these accidents. Victims and their families have a right to seek compensation against a drunk driver who caused them harm. Please contact an Arizona car accident attorney for more information moving forward.
At ELG Law, our dedicated and compassionate accident attorneys specialize in fighting for the many rights of victims during one of the most difficult times in their lives. We understand that these accidents can have a huge impact on your life in emotional, physical, and financial ways. Please contact our law firm at (623) 562-3838 for more information on your legal options at this time.
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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.