Phoenix, AZ- Two Phoenix boys are recovering from serious injuries after they were struck by a motorist as they crossed a busy intersection in West Phoenix. And now the driver responsible is facing criminal charges.
ABC 15 reports that the two boys were in a crosswalk at the intersection of 75th Ave. and Thomas Road when a motorist ran a red light and struck them. After striking the two boys, the car then slammed into another vehicle, setting off a chain-reaction collision that involved a total of four vehicles.
The two boys that were struck suffered critical injuries, but their condition has been upgraded and their injuries are no longer life-threatening, according to ABC 15.
No other individuals involved in the accident suffered major injuries.
Police had reason to believe the driver, Charles Pendregon III, was intoxicated when he ran the red light and charged him with one count of aggravated DUI, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of endangerment.
Police were forced to close the intersection for several hours to conduct their investigation.
In Arizona, speeding was the leading cause of traffic accidents in 2014, but drunken driving is a major threat to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. According to data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, 265 people were killed and 3,146 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2014.
When a drunken driver gets behind the wheel, they are making a decision that can have dire consequences and they should be held accountable for their actions. While they may face criminal charges for their actions, it does very little to ease the emotional suffering and financial burden of their victims. The victims can remedy this by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a negligent driver.
USAttorneys recommends victims of drunken or drugged drivers in Arizona speak with the accident lawyers at Rudolph & Hammond to determine if they are eligible for compensation. If one of their experienced team decides you are, they will advise on what steps you need to take in order to get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries or unfortunate loss. Their team of lawyers can help you negotiate for a just settlement and if that doesn’t yield the compensation you deserve, they can help you take your case to court. Whatever course of action you need to pursue, the law office of Rudolph & Hammond will be on your side from beginning to end.
Obtaining the right amount of compensation for a serious car crash can be difficult unless without a skilled accident lawyer working on your case. When you retain one of the car accident attorneys at Rudolph & Hammond, they will work quickly to build your injury claim so that you get the maximum amount of compensation allowed by Arizona law. Their legal team will approach your case with integrity and compassion and vigorously advocate for your rights. If you are in Scottsdale or Phoenix contact Rudolph & Hammond and set up a time to have your case evaluated.

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