On Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona, an 11-year-old girl lost her life in a car accident between two vehicles that left four other children and a female driver injured.
Scottsdale Police Department spokesman, Sergeant Mark Clark, said that the crash occurred that afternoon when the southbound driver of a passenger vehicle, 44-year-old Julie Wagner, of Scottsdale, attempted to make a left turn on Los Portones from Scottsdale road and was struck by an Audi S5 that was heading north on Scottsdale.
The force of the collision propelled both vehicles off the roadway, and they came to a rest on the east side of Scottsdale Road.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene, where they found 11-year-old Ashley Wagner, daughter of Julie Wagner, severely injured. She was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The mother and three other juvenile passengers, at least some thought to be Wagner family members, were taken to Valley hospitals after receiving minor injuries. The remaining girl was reportedly suffered a broken pelvis.
The driver of the Audi, 61-year-old Christopher Fox, was apparently uninjured in the crash.
Sgt. Clark revealed that police believe that everyone was wearing their seat belt, and that impairment did not play a role in the wreck. They have not yet determined, however, whether speed played a factor.
As a Arizona car accident lawyer, to see an innocent child loser her life in such a tragedy is heartbreaking.
Generally, the car going straight has the right of way, and the car making a left turn must yield, unless a red light has been run.
Our Scottsdale car accident law firm sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the girl who died, and we hope for the quick and full recovery of those who were injured.