Tucson, AZ (July 2, 2023) – A 21-year-old man lost his life in an accident involving a semi-truck accident on Friday evening, June 30.
The Tucson Police Department reported that at approximately 10:30 p.m., a 1993 Honda Civic was traveling east on East Gulf Links Road when the vehicle collided with a red 2022 Kenworth T680 semi-truck near South Wilmot Road.
The driver of the Honda was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the Honda was also seriously injured and was transported to a local hospital.
The circumstances surrounding this truck crash and what caused it are being investigated.
Our thoughts are with everyone that was affected by this accident.
We offer our condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this difficult time.
Truck accidents claim the lives of numerous individuals in Arizona every year. Unfortunately, many of these incidents stem from acts of negligence. When a fatal accident involves a large truck, the truck driver, trucking company, truck owner, and even the manufacturer of the truck or its components can potentially be held responsible.
In Arizona, similar to most states, primary responsibility for a fatal accident typically falls upon the truck driver. This is because the driver operates the vehicle and has a duty to ensure that they are doing so in a safe manner. If the driver was traveling too fast, under the influence, or switching lanes in a reckless manner, they are likely to be held liable for any resulting accidents or fatalities.
The trucking company may also be held liable if they were negligent in hiring or supervising the driver, failed to maintain the truck properly, or violated federal and state regulations.
The truck owner may be held liable if they were aware of or should have been aware of any safety issues with the vehicle but neglected to address them. Finally, the manufacturer of the truck or its parts may be held liable if there were defects in the design or manufacturing that rendered the vehicle unsafe.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, it is crucial to seek assistance from a competent legal team right away. Following such a heartbreaking loss, a skilled team of legal advocates can support you in filing a legal claim against the responsible party to pursue financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. A wrongful death claim can help cover funeral expenses, burial costs, and more, aiding your family in dealing with the financial burdens that the accident has caused
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