The ramifications of a car accident in Arizona spans North America, as a man was recently arrested in Ohio. The accident, in which he was the driver, took the lives of a couple from Iowa and another couple from Canada.
Reports from the authorities involved say that he was driving an SUV in Arizona when it left the road and went up over a curb. Standing on the side of the street were the couples from Canada and Iowa, who were both married. They were simply waiting to cross the road.
The SUV struck the group of four, killing three of them in the crash itself. A fourth did survive initially and held on for months, but eventually died from the injuries suffered in the accident. The crash happened back on March 23.
While it would be easy to assume that an accident like that happened because of drug or alcohol use, authorities say the man "showed no signs of impairment" after the wreck.
The man who has now been arrested is just 27 years old. Reports say that he chose to move to Ohio in the wake of the initial incident. He is now going to be extradited to Maricopa County. He is facing manslaughter charges.
This story helps show how car accident cases can often take longer than people expect to come to a resolution. If you lose loved ones, it is very important to know all of the legal options that you have. Even if it takes time, you may have a right to financial compensation for your loss and related costs.