Two teens were killed and four other people were seriously hurt in a rollover crash that involved a semi-truck carrying lumber on State Route 87 near Scottsdale on Tuesday night.
The crash happened on the northbound side of the Beeline Highway near Shea Boulevard around 7:30 p.m.
Arizona DPS said a 15-year-old male died at the scene and a 14-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries. Four other patients were transported to local hospitals.
The semi-truck was traveling southbound on S.R. 87 when it failed to stop for a red light. The semi hit the passenger vehicle going from eastbound Shea Boulevard onto northbound S.R. 87.
The semi went into the median after the collision, pushing the passenger vehicle in front of it. DPS said both of the vehicles exited into the northbound lanes of S.R. 87, striking two other vehicles.
The semi-truck rolled over, spilling its load of lumber which struck another vehicle.
While the DPS is investigating, it is crucial that these families seek legal help in this matter right away. Evidence can easily get destroyed and/or lost, making it difficult to prove exactly what happened.
The damages here are unimaginable. Do you really think the trucking company/insurance company for the trucking company is not going to pull out all stops to help themselves??
Support for their grief is #1 for the families and friends affected. At the same time, immediate assistance by an experienced personal injury/wrongful death attorney could be just crucial here.
A lot of firms claim to handle personal injury/wrongful death cases, but in this circumstance you need to make sure.
Look for an attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. Less than 1% of the attorneys in Arizona have this distinction, and truly they are the best.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this tragedy.