Flagstaff, AZ (August 05, 2022) – One person was killed when a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer collided in the area of Interstate 40 and Westbound Country Club Drive on Thursday, August 4th.
According to sources, at about 9:30 a.m., a tractor-trailer and motorcycle crashed as they were exiting the freeway and attempting to make a lefthand turn onto Westbound Country Club Drive.
49-year-old Sheri Gustafson, a resident of Phoenix, died at the scene when her motorcycle was rear-ended by the tractor-trailer.
The truck operator remained at the scene until police and paramedics arrived. He was then taken to the Flagstaff Police Department for testing, during which he showed no signs of impairment.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Sheri Gustafson, at this time.
Truck Accidents in Arizona
The legal definition of a truck accident is an event or sequence of events that involves a vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or more and resulting in bodily harm, damage to property, and/or death.
Although truck accidents do not get the same attention as collisions involving smaller vehicles. they are often much more serious. Many trucks weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. By comparison, an average passenger vehicle weighs in at about 3,000 pounds.
For the victim of a truck crash to be entitled to recovery, the accident must first meet the criteria for negligence. To establish negligence, all four of the following must be proven:
- The victim was owed a duty of care by the other driver
- The other driver breached that duty of care by behaving in a reckless or irresponsible manner
- That breach of duty was the direct cause of the accident that caused the victim’s injuries
- Those injuries resulted in financial damages
Negligence can be proven through numerous forms of evidence, like photos, videos, police reports, and witness statements. In most cases, there are additional types of evidence that would be helpful in showing negligence, including documented signs of the driver’s drug use, intoxication, or extreme fatigue.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, reach out to a Flagstaff truck crash lawyer at Saavedra Law by calling (602) 753-8917 to schedule a no-obligation case review with a member of our legal team right away.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.