Richard Davis, Lynn Davis and Ellen Bennett Died In Head-On Car Accident With Pickup Truck After Being Rear-ended By Semi-Truck Near Tuscon In Interstate 10
TUSCON, ARIZONA (December 22, 2018) – A pickup truck driver and a three people from the same family identified as Richard Davis, Lynn Davis and Ellen Bennett died after being rear-ended by a semi-truck that was traveling down I-5.
The accident began when the driver of a pickup truck crossed the center median on 1-10 and struck the SUV carrying Richard Davis, Lynn Davis and Ellen Bennett.
After the initial accident the victims were rear-ended by a semi-truck that was traveling down the freeway, according to AZ Central.
According to a Facebook post, the married couple recently celebrated 21 years of marriage. Ellen Bennett worked for the University of Arizona Foundation, which helps to raise funds for Tuscon University.
The president of the University of Arizona foundation released a statement expressing his condolences to her family and friends. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
Liability In Head-On Accidents
There are a number of entities that could potentially face liability for the tragic accident that killed Richard Davis, Lynn Davis and Ellen Bennett. Of course, every driver has a common law duty to operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions of the road. Head-on collisions tend to occur when a driver is fatigued or under the influence.
Moreover, drivers should make sure that there is enough distance between themselves and the vehicle ahead of them. A truck driver should be able to stop in time to avoid an accident even if the vehicle ahead of them stops suddenly. In most circumstances, there is a presumption of negligence on the part of a driver that rear-ends another vehicle.
Finally, there may be negligence on the part of a city for a head-on collision on a freeway. The government of Arizona has a responsibility to design roads that are reasonably safe. This includes installing protective barriers between opposing lanes of traffic on a freeway. Rigid concrete barriers can prevent most vehicles and even large trucks from crossing over. Despite this, a number of freeway medians are unprotected or only protected by flimsy wooden post guardrails. A wrongful death lawyer can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued. There are very strict statute of limitations for filing a municipal negligence claim. Victims should act quickly to preserve evidence and their rights.
Investigating A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Richard Davis, Lynn Davis and Ellen Bennett. There needs to be a thorough investigation into why this pickup truck crossed over through the center median. No family should ever have to suffer through something like this. Any person that witnessed what happened should reach out to the Arizona Highway Patrol.
If you or someone that you love has died in a semi-truck accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can investigate your case and take steps to help preserve your rights. We have the staff and resources to get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you would like a free investigation into your case or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.