Scottsdale, AZ (August 4, 2019) – One man has been arrested after a fatal collision that occurred in Scottsdale on Saturday afternoon, August 3rd.
According to Scottsdale police, the crash occurred at Williams Drive and Miller Road, just south of Pinnacle Peak, before 4:00 p.m. Police say that 22-year-old Angel Carrasco was driving northbound on Miller Road, approaching the intersection at Williams Drive, racing another vehicle, per evidence collected at the scene and eyewitness accounts.
As Carrasco and his 22-year-old female passenger entered the intersection, another vehicle driven by a 68-year-old woman heading southbound down Miller Road was struck by Carrasco when she attempted to turn eastbound onto Williams Drive. The woman was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries where she later died.
Carrasco and his passenger were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. Carrasco was arrested as he was released from the hospital and is facing charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
More than 35,000 accident injuries occurred across Arizona in 2018, with nearly 1,000 fatalities resulting from those crashes. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, serious crashes involving injuries or fatalities are on the rise in Arizona, with most of those crashes involving multiple injuries and several vehicles.
Costly medical bills, serious long-term injuries and even job loss or death are just some of the tragic consequences that may befall victims and their families after these serious accidents. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help after a serious accident, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our car accident lawyers at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled auto accident attorneys at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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