Pima County, AZ (January 31, 2020) – Two people have died and three others are injured after an accident near the Mexico border in southern Arizona on Wednesday.
Officials said that U.S. Border Patrol attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Arivaca Sasabe Road, but the driver failed to stop and crashed shortly after. According to a release from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Constantino Bautista Cruz, 37, and Efrain Medrano-Morales, 28, both died in the accident.
Police arrested a 17-year-old who they suspect was the driver for two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage, unlawful flight from law enforcement, and DUI. Police did not name the driver and said the investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Our condolences go out to the families of Constantino Bautista Cruz and Efrain Medrano-Morales. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Authorities from the Arizona Department of Transportation say that there were more than 130,000 accidents in 2018. Unfortunately, numerous injuries and fatalities resulted from these serious accidents. In fact, at least a quarter of these accidents involved two or more seriously injured victims requiring medical care or hospitalization, and many of those victims eventually succumbed to their injuries.
Victims of injurious car crashes often have to cope with both physical and emotional trauma. Whether they’re documenting their injuries, negotiating with insurance companies, or taking time from work, victims pay the price when it comes to injury accidents. 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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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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