Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC
View Blog Navigation

5 people killed in accident, alcohol and speeding suspected

A fatal car accident in Chandler, Arizona claimed five lives last weekend. The two vehicles involved were approaching each other when they were involved in a head-on crash. One of the vehicles had only one person in it, while the other vehicle had four people in it. The crash claimed every life -- including the person widely considered to be at fault for the crash.

That man, a 32-year-old, had two prior DUIs on his record. The police believe that speeding and alcohol likely were factors in this crash. The 32-year-old survived the crash temporarily, but passed away at a hospital later.

This is a tragic and sad story, and it is tough to read this and take any lesson from it. Instead, you likely feel outrage. That's perfectly understandable. It is astonishing that people still go out, consume alcoholic beverages and then decide that they are fine to drive. It's negligent, irresponsible and dangerous. And yet, every day, it keeps happening.

What makes this story worse than other DUI stories (as if it is worth our time "grading" DUIs) is the fact that we are talking about a repeat offender here. How many lessons are necessary before people realize that they just shouldn't get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol.

Reckless drivers like this should be held responsible for their actions not just in criminal court, but civil court as well. Victims of such unfortunate accidents should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney if they are considering civil legal action.

Source: azcentral.com, "Records: Driver in fatal Chandler crash had 2 prior DUIs," Nicole Praga and Faith Miller, Dec. 1, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015 ARAG | Elite Service Provider
  • AV | Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability | Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell from LexisNexis
  • American Association for Justice | Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys - AZAFLA
  • Lincoln & Wenk, PLLC BBB Business Review
  • Association of Top 100 2019 | American Trial Lawyers
  • American Academy Of Trial Attorneys | AATA | Premier 100 | 2015
  • Family Law | Top 10 | Attorney And Practice Magazine's | 2018 | Attorney
  • Top Valley Lawyers 2017 | North Valley Magazine
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 10 Best 2017-2018
  • Veteran Owned Business - A Registered Vetrepreneur on Buyveteran.com - 2014
  • Avvo Top Attorney
  • Avvo Client's Choice
Email Us For A Response

Need legal help from an attorney?
Contact us now to schedule a consultation with our lawyers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Goodyear Office:
1616 North Litchfield Road
Suite 140
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Phone: 623-748-4890
Fax: 623-536-1984
Goodyear Law Office Map

Peoria Office:
14050 N. 83rd Avenue
Suite 290
Peoria, AZ 85381

Phone: 623-748-4890
Fax: 623-536-1984
Map & Directions

Phoenix - Desert Ridge Office:
20830 N. Tatum Blvd
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phone: 623-748-4890
Fax: 623-536-1984
Phoenix Law Office Map