Forest Lakes Accident Injures Arizona DPS Officer

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 21, 2013 in Auto Accidents

A head-on collision in Northern Arizona left an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer injured in the snow. Around 3 p.m. yesterday in Forest Lakes, the DPS officer was traveling west when all of a sudden a pickup truck heading in the opposite direction lost control. The eastbound truck swerved into the officers lane and struck the officers vehicle head-on.

According to the DPS spokesperson, Carrick Cook, the officer is expected to recover, as he suffered only minor injuries to his back, hips, and leg. A spokesperson from the Forest Lakes Fire Department stated that the truck probably lost control due to the icy conditions of the roads.

Operating a vehicle on the icy roads and highways of Arizona is incredibly dangerous for all types of motor vehicles. Thousands of auto accidents occur each and every year due to the many hazards associated with wet, icy roadways. Black ice, areas that appear to be simply asphalt yet is really a thin sheet of ice.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident on icy roads, Phillips Law Group is here to help. Our experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys have the skills and legal knowledge to help guide you throughout the litigation process. Contact our Phoenix, AZ office today to learn more.

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