The family of 7 that was killed in an i-10 cross over accident only a couple of weeks ago were from Parker, AZ, and members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Of the 7 that were killed, 5 were minors and 2 were adults.
The family was heading to Phoenix to shop for back-to-school supplies, but their trip ended tragically when their mini-van burst into flames after being hit by a semi-truck that crossed the dirt median. Authorities said that they have yet to determine what caused Sunday's fatal crash, but there is reason to believe that Jose Mireles, the driver of the semi, may have had some kind of medical condition that contributed to the accident.
DPS officers said the semi-trailer was fully loaded with up to 80,000 pounds of soda and was traveling about 75 mph when it hit the van head-on. The impact pushed both vehicles into a culvert on the shoulder of the highway, where they caught fire. The result: Seven innocent people were killed.
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS?
We can learn the following:
- ALWAYS wear your seatbelt. You just never know when an accident might occur.
- ALWAYS keep your eyes on the road. Distractions like cell phones, texting, food, makeup, etc.. are often the cause of these accidents.
SADLY, WE ALSO CONTINUE TO LEARN THAT THE STATE OF ARIZONA HAS LITTLE REGARD FOR THE SAFETY OF THE TRAVELERS ON INTERSTATE 10.
In February, Zachar Law Firm won a jury trial, wherein our clients were awarded $7.8 million for the death of TWO family members in an I-10 crossover.
We presently are involved in two other I-10 crossover cases, involving the deaths of FIVE more people. In addition, we have most recently been contacted in yet another I-10 crossover case that resulted in a fatality.
Now, SEVEN more have died, because there are no median barriers in Arizona.
WHEN IS THE STATE OF AZ GOING TO WAKE UP????????