Phoenix, AZ (September 11, 2019) – A suspected drunk driver was allegedly seen pouring alcohol out of beer bottles following a crash on September 3rd.
Traveling with four children in her car, Maria Sonia Colmenero, 37, crashed into a tree near 83rd Avenue and Thomas Road. When Phoenix police officers and firefighters arrived at the scene, they allegedly witnessed Colmenero draining the beer bottles.
Colmenero’s three children, all under 15 years of age, were traveling in the car with her at the time of the crash, along with her 15-year-old niece. According to witnesses, Colmenero drove over multiple curbs and sidewalks and crossed the center lane into oncoming traffic before hitting a tree. At least one of the children sustained injuries in the crash and was transported to a Phoenix hospital, though the severity of those injuries is unknown.
The investigation is ongoing but charges for aggravated DUI are pending.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
The latest accident report from the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that the state had more than 130,000 accidents in 2018. Unfortunately, countless injuries resulted from these wrecks. At least 37,000 of the accidents involved at least two seriously injured victims requiring medical care or hospitalization.
Those who sustain crash injuries often have to cope with both physical and emotional trauma. Wreck victims must document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take time from work. They may even have to deal with lost wages or job loss. But victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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