Twenty year-old Kyle Stein was killed on Christmas Eve when he was ejected from his car in a rollover accident. The NAU student was in Prescott Valley visiting his family for the holidays.
Prescott Valley police reported that that driver was speeding near 3:20 am when his car veered off the road. The vehicle rolled several times and ejected Stein. Stein was flown to a Phoenix hospital for treatment, but the doctors were unable to save him.
Stein’s passenger, 19 year-old Nolan Ryan, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred. Prescott Valley police report that Stein would have survived the crash if he had been wearing a seatbelt.
The police reported that they smelled alcohol on both men.
If Stein is found to be responsible for the accident, Ryan could bring a claim against Stein’s estate for the damages he incurred because of Stein’s actions. Stein’s estate can be held financially responsible for the actions that caused Stein’s death if they resulted in injuries to another person.
If you have been injured at a car accident this holiday season, please contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at the personal injury law firm Oracle Law Group today.
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