Queen Creek, AZ – UPDATE: Matthew Borbon Arrested After Crash at Signal Butte RdArizona Legal News
Queen Creek, AZ (February 19, 2020) – A drunk driver and his girlfriend crossed three lanes of traffic before colliding head-on with another vehicle in Queen Creek on Sunday. Court documents show that the driver in question has now been arrested.
According to local officers, Matthew Borbon, 23, was driving southbound on Signal Butte Road in Queen Creek with his girlfriend Madison Brewer, 22, when he veered left and eventually crossed three lanes of traffic before colliding with another vehicle head-on.
Both Borbon and Brewer were transported to the Chandler Regional Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries. Borbon suffered severe injuries including a compound fracture in his left ankle and bruises and cuts on his hands and head. Medical professionals said that Brewer had two broken lumbar vertebrae, four broken ribs, a broken sternum, and other injuries, and has been transferred to the ICU for surgery.
The victim in the second vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated at the hospital.
Hospital toxicology reports showed that Borbon had a BAC of 0.21, well over the legal limit, and also had marijuana in his system. Borbon was arrested at the hospital and charged with aggravated assault, endangerment, aggravated DUI, and drug possession.
The crash remains under investigation, and the other victim’s information has not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery at this time.
Injurious Accidents in Arizona
Alcohol-related crashes across Arizona accounted for nearly 5,000 total accidents, causing more than 3,000 injuries and 300 fatalities in 2017 alone. And the majority of these crashes occurred in urban areas, where traffic congestion and volume on local highways exacerbate the risks of these serious accidents.
Those who suffer injuries in these accidents often have both physical and mental trauma to deal with. Wreck victims need to document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and often take an extended leave from work. They may face lost wages or even job loss. However, victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident due to the negligent actions of another driver.
At ELG Law, our skilled team of injury accident lawyers 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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