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13-Year-Old Dead, 6 Others Hospitalized in Goodyear Crash

A 13-year-old girl was killed and six other people were injured in a crash n Goodyear, Arizona on Monday.

About the Fatal Goodyear Accident

ABC 15 reports that a vehicle was sitting at a red light near Yuma Street and Village Boulevard around 7:45 pm when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck.

A 13-year-old passenger in the vehicle that was stopped at the stoplight was transported to the hospital in critical condition but did not survive. Two adults and an 11-year-old child from the vehicle were also hospitalized and are expected to make a full recovery.

The 30-year-old male driver of the truck was also hospitalized along with a five-year-old and a three-year-old.

Police do not believe impairment was a factor in the crash, but a criminal investigation is underway.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

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If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

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