Phoenix, AZ (September 16, 2019) – Salvador Perez Medina, 40, has been charged after allegedly causing a wreck that left two people severely injured.
According to court records, Medina was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on the afternoon of April 28th. As he was approaching the intersection of Southern Avenue and 59th Avenue at about 50 miles per hour. Maricopa County Police officers say that he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Honda Accord.
Both occupants in the Accord, the driver and one passenger, suffered from severe injuries, including broken legs and lacerated livers.
Officials at the scene of the accident found a glass pipe near Medina’s vehicle, as well as a vape pen with THC oil inside his Tahoe. Police later determined that Medina had THC in his system and was driving on a suspended license when the collision occurred. He has now been charged with aggravated assault and drug possession.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Across the country, one person is killed approximately every nine hours in a car wreck. And nearly 150 people are injured each day as a result of car accidents in Arizona, with impairment playing a factor in almost 5% of all wrecks across the state.
Injury crashes, especially those resulting from driver impairment, can spell tragic consequences for victims and their families. From emotional distress and long-term physical issues to stressful negotiations with insurance companies, victims are faced with unforeseen, traumatic circumstances following a wreck. However, victims can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about protecting their legal rights following a crash.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to 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, no-hassle consultation.
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