Early on Sunday morning in Gilbert, Arizona, a car accident occurred that left four high school students seriously injured, and police suspect alcohol was factor.
The crash occurred at around 1:45 a.m. yesterday, near Ocotillo Road and Greenfield Road.
Gilbert police stated that the Queen Creek High School students' vehicle, a white truck, had reportedly launched over a canal, then struck the canal's side wall, flipping over and catching fire.
A bystander reportedly ran over to the scene and pulled the students from the flaming vehicle. The condition of this witness and hero is unknown at this time.
The four were transported to local hospitals, and two of the students are currently listed as being in critical condition, with potentially life-threatening injuries. The other two occupants of the truck were seriously injured, but they sustained what are being called non-life threatening injuries.
Police have indicated that alcohol was a likely major factor in the collision. They said that the investigation is ongoing.
As a Arizona car accident attorney, you hate to see news like this, where multiple young individuals are in the hospital with severe injuries, some of which are life-threatening.
It is not exactly clear at this time what happened in the lead up to the crash, though police suspect impairment played a major role. An investigation and toxicology results will help clarify this matter.
Our Arizona car accident lawyers hope for the speedy and full recovery of all those injured in this incident, and we send the victims and their family our thoughts and prayers.