Two individuals have lost their lives in a car accident that occurred in
Capitol Reef National Park. The two-vehicle
car accident happened along Highway 24 not far from the part of the park known as Twin
Rocks. Police say that the two vehicles involved were a Chevy truck and
a Scion passenger vehicle.
Allegedly, the truck was traveling westbound along the highway when for
unknown reasons it drifted over onto the right-hand shoulder of the road.
The driver tried to regain control of the vehicle but overcorrected, which
sent it into oncoming traffic. That is when the truck hit the Scion, which
had been traveling in the opposite direction.
Neither of the two individuals in the Scion -- a 43-year-old man and a
41-year-old woman -- had been using their seatbelts. Both of them were
killed at the accident scene. The individual who was driving the truck,
on the other hand, survived after suffering only minor injures that required
transportation to the hospital. Authorities closed Highway 24 for some
time while the crash scene was cleared and investigated.
Drunk drivers cause numerous accidents every single day in Arizona. While
the majority of these
drunk driving accidents do not result in injuries and death, many of them do. In cases where individuals
are harmed by a drunk driver's impropriety, accident scene evidence
can be gathered to build a case for restitution. Indeed, Arizona courts
frown upon drunk drivers and they can and should be held liable for their
wrongs to the fullest extent of the law.