Phoenix, AZ (June 28, 2019) – On Thursday, June 22nd, a woman was arrested due to her involvement in a fatal auto accident on May 25th.
The auto accident killed one person and injured eight near 7th Avenue and Baseline Road. According to officials, a Volkswagen Passat operated by 21-year-old Marlene Sanchez Valenzuela was traveling northbound on 7th Avenue around 4:00 a.m. when she allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and turned right onto Baseline Road.
While she was turning, she crossed into westbound lanes of traffic and collided head-on with a Chevy Impala, which was operated by a 24-year-old man. That man’s Impala then crashed into a Chevy Tahoe, which was being driven by a 48-year-old man.
Valenzuela’s Passat was carrying seven occupants, one of whom died. The deceased was identified as 21-year-old Jessica Mendoza. Nine patients in total were transported to area hospitals with injuries, including Valenzuela, who had two broken ankles.
Valenzuela was now been arrested for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and manslaughter. Per investigators, her blood-alcohol level was 0.232%, almost three times Arizona’s legal limit.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victims of this auto accident and their families.
Fatalities as a result of auto accidents are on the rise across the state. According to a recent Arizona Department of Transportation report, there has been a steady increase in fatalities from auto accidents year over year. And now that summer is here, more traffic is on the roads, meaning a greater chance of dangerous auto accidents for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
These dangerous auto accidents cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, auto accident attorneys can help victims and families get fair compensation.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free consultation today to learn more about getting the justice you deserve.
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