Arizona Highway Rollover Auto Accident Injures Border Patrol
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 04, 2011 in Auto Accidents
Driving any vehicle involves risk, and there are times when something goes wrong that no one would expect that would necessitate the help of an Arizona trucking accident lawyer. While it's too early to know exactly what led to a recent Arizona rollover accident, what is known is that this crash involved a U.S. Border Patrol agent and that the agent was injured. Fortunately, it appears at this point that the agent was able to get out of the vehicle after it rolled off of the road he was using, but he has been transported to a hospital for treatment and observation. His name and age were not released.
According to several reports, this Arizona rollover accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. last Wednesday when the border patrol agent was driving a pickup truck on State Route 80 near Mile Marker 381 about 15 miles north of Douglas. At that point, something led to the loss of control of the vehicle, and it rolled off the side of the road for approximately 40 feet. The vehicle ended up in a drainage ditch along the side of the road. No one else was in the vehicle at the time and therefore no one else was injured. The crash is still being investigated.
Arizona Rollover Car and Truck Accidents and Injuries
First, we'd like to express our hope that the border patrol agent who was injured is able to recover from the harm he has suffered quickly. We would also like to express our relief that the agent was not injured more seriously. In addition, this Arizona rollover accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, 140,000 such accidents occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Phoenix Auto Accident Lawsuit Attorneys
Obviously, much more would need to be learned regarding what led to this Arizona rollover accident. If the accident was caused by the road conditions or because the vehicle was defective, it's possible that the injured border patrol agent could have reason to file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for the crash. However, the facts of the scenario would have to be applied to relevant laws. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, contact the Phoenix auto accident lawsuit attorneys at the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.