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Arizona intersections can be very busy, with cars crossing from every direction, and that can make them very dangerous. Correspondingly, drivers of cars, trucks and other vehicles need to be especially careful about their own actions and about being aware of the actions of others, when they are at intersections. If they fail to pay attention to what is happening for even a moment, tragedy can occur, including instances of personal injuries.

That happened recently, when a pickup truck was at an intersection, trying to make a left turn. As it was doing so, it was slammed into by a car that was traveling northwest. The accident resulted in personal injuries to people in both vehicles. Those people included an adult and a child who was 5 or 6 years old in the pickup truck, and two adults plus four children in the car. The children in the car were ages 2 weeks to 8 years old.

The adults from both vehicles and several of the children were taken to a local hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, they were all listed as being in stable condition, which is a testament to the medical professionals entrusted with their care. The area of the crash was closed in both directions, and an investigation was launched to determine the cause of the accident.

That investigation will include determining whether or not child restraint devices and seat belts are used. With regard to that, this accident may prove to be a cautionary tale to let other parents know how critical it is to buckle up their children every time they get into a vehicle. If they don’t, their children will be at a higher risk for personal injuries, and the parents will be at risk of facing legal action.