Mesa, AZ - DUI Causes Double Fatal Accident on US-60 near Sossaman Rd

Mesa, AZ – DUI Causes Double Fatal Accident on US-60 near Sossaman Rd

Mesa, AZ (August 17, 2022) – The Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to the scene after two people died during a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, August 17th in Mesa.  

The collision took place at about 3:00 a.m. on US-60 in the area of Sossaman Road. An investigation determined that the driver of a Mercedes-Benz was speeding when they crashed into a pick-up truck, causing it to overturn onto its roof. 

The two occupants of the truck were ejected from the vehicle. Both sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. 

Investigators believe the Mercedes driver, 27-year-old Kimball Anthony Pardini, was impaired at the time of the incident. 

The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending family notification.  

Traffic in the area was affected for several hours. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Drunk Driving in Arizona

Mesa, AZ - DUI Causes Double Fatal Accident on US-60 near Sossaman Rd

In Arizona, it is unlawful to operate any kind of motor vehicle if your blood-alcohol content is greater than 0.08%. A driver’s BAC must be under this limit for a minimum of two hours prior to getting behind the wheel of an automobile.

Where the drivers of commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers, are concerned, their blood-alcohol content must be less than 0.04%.

It is also against the law in Arizona to operate any type of motor vehicle, including motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds, if you are under the influence. This means, that even if your blood-alcohol content is well under the legal limit, you cannot legally drive if you are showing signs of intoxication. 

A personal injury case, such as one involving a drunk driver,  is handled in civil court. These claims make it possible for injured victims to pursue compensation for the injuries and losses they endured. Should the respondent is ordered to remunerate the victim for their losses, these payments are not the same as court-ordered fines. The purpose of the remuneration is to compensate the victim for the expenses, such as medical bills, they sustained due to the respondent’s negligent or reckless actions, such as driving while under the influence. 

If you were injured in a collision with a drunk driver, contact a Mesa personal injury attorney from Saavedra Law Firm, PLC by calling (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free case review with a member of our law firm as soon as possible.

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.