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Parker, AZ - Impaired Semi-Truck Driver Causes Fatal Crash on California Avenue

Parker, AZ - Impaired Semi-Truck Driver Causes Fatal Crash on California Avenue
Published: September 5, 2023
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on September 5, 2023

Impaired Semi-Truck Driver Causes Fatal Crash in Arizona

According to AZ Family, a semi-truck driver, identified as Karan Singh, crashed into multiple cars at a bustling intersection on Sunday afternoon, resulting in the loss of one life and leaving several others seriously injured. The truck accident occurred on California Avenue near Riverside Drive in Parker, Arizona.

The collision occurred when Singh was traveling north on California Avenue and struck three cars that had come to a stop at a red light near Riverside Drive. The impact sent the vehicles hurtling into the adjacent parking lot of a nearby Terrible Herbst gas station. Shockingly, the semi-truck and one of the cars caught fire, intensifying the chaos and endangering those involved. Additionally, another vehicle veered off course, crashing into a boulder before overturning onto its roof. The Parker Police Department has stated that Singh was impaired at the time of the accident.

Eyewitnesses at the scene captured the devastating incident on video, which was subsequently shared on social media. The footage appeared to show the truck barreling through the intersection at an alarming speed. Tragically, one person was pronounced dead at the scene, and multiple individuals sustained severe injuries in the wreck.

Law enforcement officials were able to locate Singh after he fled the crash site, and he was subsequently transported to a local hospital for medical attention. Detectives investigating the incident strongly suspect that Singh was impaired during the collision. The investigation is ongoing, with authorities working diligently to uncover further details surrounding the events leading up to the crash.

In a heart-wrenching account of the incident, Debbie Fritzen revealed that one of her family members lost their life in the collision, while another remains on life support, with uncertain prospects for recovery. Fritzen's two cousins and their spouses had been visiting family in Lake Havasu and were en route to California when tragedy struck. The loss and devastation felt by Fritzen's family is immeasurable. She expressed frustration upon learning that Singh had fled the scene following the accident, only to be apprehended later by the police.

Halei Jackson, who works in close proximity to the accident site, described the scene as devastating and expressed profound sadness at the aftermath of the crash. Witnessing the wreckage and the ensuing chaos left her feeling sickened and saddened. Jackson hopes that Singh will face the appropriate consequences for his actions.

Karan Singh has since been booked into the La Paz County Jail on charges of second-degree murder and eight counts of aggravated assault. The authorities are urging anyone with additional information about the incident to come forward and assist with their ongoing investigation.

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Legal Recourse for Victims of Devastating Semi-Truck Accidents

In the aftermath of a catastrophic semi-truck accident, we bring you an exclusive interview with truck accident attorney Kevin Biniazan, Esq. Join us as we delve into the legal options and recourse available to victims and their families who have been affected by these tragic events. With Mr. Biniazan's extensive experience in handling complex truck accident cases, he provides invaluable insights on the steps victims can take to seek justice, navigate the legal system, and obtain the compensation they deserve.

Darla Medina (Editor): Mr. Biniazan, thank you for joining us.

Kevin Biniazan: Thank you, Darla. It's my pleasure to be here and offer some insights during this difficult time.

Darla Medina: Absolutely. First and foremost, could you provide some general guidance to those who have been injured or lost a loved one in such a devastating accident? What legal recourse do they have?

Kevin Biniazan: Certainly, Darla. Victims and their families may have grounds for a civil case against those responsible for the accident. In this case, the impaired truck driver and potentially other liable parties may be held accountable.

Darla Medina: What are some common steps that victims or their families should take to protect their rights and initiate a civil case?

Kevin Biniazan: It's crucial to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney who can guide them through the legal process. Gathering evidence, such as accident reports, witness statements, and medical records, is essential. Additionally, documenting any expenses related to medical treatment, funeral costs, or loss of income can strengthen their case.

Darla Medina: Are there any specific challenges faced in truck accident cases compared to regular car accident cases?

Kevin Biniazan: Absolutely. Truck accident cases can be complex due to multiple factors, such as federal regulations, potential involvement of trucking companies, and the severity of damages. It's crucial to work with an attorney who specializes in truck accidents and has a deep understanding of the unique challenges they present.

Darla Medina: What compensation can victims or their loved ones potentially seek in a civil case?

Kevin Biniazan: Every case is different, but potential compensation may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, future medical care, and even wrongful death damages. An attorney can assess the specific circumstances and help determine the appropriate damages to pursue.

Darla Medina: Lastly, Mr. Biniazan, what advice would you give to individuals who find themselves in a situation like this?

Kevin Biniazan: My advice would be to prioritize their physical and emotional recovery while entrusting the legal aspects to a skilled attorney. It's important to act promptly and seek legal guidance to ensure their rights are protected and they have the best chance at securing fair compensation for their losses.


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