Yuma, AZ (December 2, 2019) – California Border Patrol agents said that an alleged human smuggling attempt crossed state lines into Arizona and resulted in an injurious car crash.
Authorities say that the driver of a Toyota sedan, a male 29-year-old U.S. citizen, refused to stop and a pursuit began that continued into the Yuma area. During the pursuit, the driver stopped at the intersection of 16th Street and Redondo Drive, dropped several passengers off, and then proceeded to crash into another vehicle in the Yuma Foothills. Agents pursued the man’s vehicle until it crashed. The suspect exited the vehicle and ran on foot but was eventually arrested.
A woman in the other vehicle was transferred to Yuma Regional Medical Center from the collision with injuries.
No names were released in this case, but the accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious accidents are on the rise across the country, particularly in Arizona. In fact, the rate of serious multi-vehicle crashes and injurious accidents has increased in the past several years. Furthermore, distracted or negligent drivers are responsible for a large portion of these accidents. Studies show that approximately 90 percent of accidents and crash casualties throughout the country are caused by some form of driver negligence or criminal activity.
Oftentimes, the victims of these serious accidents have to deal with long-term injuries, property damage, costly medical expenses, and even job loss. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek a fair settlement from a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have spent years fighting for victims and their families affected by car accidents. Contact our knowledgeable, experienced auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free today and protect your legal rights in the aftermath of a car accident.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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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