Phoenix, AZ (December 28, 2019) – A woman who was killed after being ejected from a vehicle in a crash in west Phoenix on Friday night has been identified.
According to Det. Luis Samudio with the Phoenix Police Department, a 55-year-old woman driving a Nissan Xterra was attempting to turn left onto Indian School Road from 57th Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Before she could finish the turn, she was struck by a Jeep Laredo. The passenger in the Xterra, 52-year-old Jacinta Raya, was ejected from the vehicle and then hit by a Hyundai Elantra traveling behind the Jeep Laredo.
Raya was taken to a hospital by Phoenix EMTs but was later pronounced dead. Police say that the driver of the Hyundai Elantra stayed on the scene, and the drivers of all three vehicles suffered only minor injuries.
Authorities say the investigation of the crash is ongoing.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jacinta Raya. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Numerous car wrecks occur daily on Arizona highways, ranging in severity from minor fender benders to serious crashes involving injuries or even fatalities. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 130,000 crashes occurred statewide last year, with almost 11,000 involving at least two drivers and multiple injuries.
When it comes to multi-vehicle wrecks, victims may have to deal with insurance companies, long-term physical problems, emotional trauma, and financial difficulties. However, those affected by these wrecks can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash caused by the negligent actions of other drivers. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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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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