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Teenagers Lose Their Lives in Multiple Fatal Accident

Fatal Accident in Tucson

Tucson is witnessing a very bad year in car accident fatalities.  This time two teenagers, the driver and the passenger, were fatally injured after the driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed the median.  As soon as the vehicle crossed over the median it was hit by oncoming traffic twice. The first time it collided with a Jeep, and the second time it hit another truck.The teenagers were identified as Travis Childress (driver) and Madisyn Bertsch (passenger).  The cause of the young driver’s inattentive driving behavior is unknown at this time.  Speed did not appear to be a factor in this collision, and no arrests or citation were issued. The investigation by the Tucson Police Department is ongoing.  Next of kin of the teenagers were notified.

Statistics for Fatal Accident in Tucson

Car accidents such as this one have caused 32 deaths this year, thus far. This is more than 5 fatalities than that seen last year in Tucson.

Arizona Law on a Fatal Accidents

This tragic accident is another example of negligent driving that can cause permanent losses to families and our communities.  Please drive carefully when you drive on Arizona roads. Unsafe driving can lead to accidents that destroy property, injure victims, or lead to a loss of lives. Under Arizona law, victims of car accidents can seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of property, and pain and suffering. Tort law allows the decedent's estate (and his family members) to sue for the loss of the deceased family member. Arizona allows the parents, children, or spouses of a fatal accident victim to sue the responsible party in our state courts.Please protect our communities and your families by driving sober, paying attention to all traffic signs, and within the speed limit to avoid any more fatal accidents in our city.
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