Two Huge Multi-Car Accidents at Phoenix International Raceway

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 28, 2011 in Auto Accidents

 

Many people in Arizona and around the world think that they are very good drivers. However, other than clean driving records, everyday drivers have little information to use to measure their driving abilities. However, those who have enough talent and dedication to be able to drive for NASCAR obviously would be considered elite in terms of their ability to handle vehicles that move at extremely high speeds and in extremely congested and competitive environments. While none of the drivers who were involved in two multi-car Arizona car accidents at the Phoenix International Raceway over the weekend will need the help of Arizona car accident lawyers, the situation that played out yesterday showed that no one is immune to crashes.

Serious Arizona Car Accidents and Collision Damages

Yesterday was racing day at the local track as NASCAR made its way through Arizona as the NASCAR racing season continues to move forward. The race featured two multi-vehicle crashes that took some would-be contenders for the checkered flag out of the running early:

  • Lap 60 - Kyle Busch came down on Carl Edwards as the drivers came out of Turn 2. Edwards went low and could not avoid hitting Jeff Gordon. Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick were also involved in the crash.
  • Lap 68 - Brian Vickers vehicle was involved in what wound up being a 13-car crash that caused the race to be stopped for almost 15 minutes while the scene was cleared and the track was made safe for a continuation of the race.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in these crashes, which is perhaps the greatest testament to the difference between the vehicles that are driven in NASCAR races as compared to regular vehicles on Arizona's roads as well as the level of talent in these NASCAR drivers who are somehow able to walk away from these horrific high-speed crashes on a regular basis.

Phoenix Auto Accident Lawsuit Attorneys

If these crashes had occurred on public roads and involved that many vehicles, even at lower speeds, it's almost indisputable that people would have been severely injured or worse. While part of the entertainment experience for some who watch NASCAR races is to see the wrecks, these situations are clearly quite serious when they occur in real life and involve everyday residents of the area. 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.

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