Multiple-Vehicle Phoenix Car Accident on I-17 Injures Several People
When someone makes a seemingly minor mistake in a highway environment with many other vehicles in the immediate area, the situation can almost instantly progress from normal to disastrous. That's what initially appears to be the case with a multiple-vehicle Phoenix car accident that occurred on I-17 yesterday that injured several people and forced the closing of the road for several hours. Police are still attempting to piece together what led to this enormous crash, and more details are expected soon.
For now, authorities have told us that this multiple-vehicle Phoenix car accident occurred yesterday at approximately 2:30 p.m. on the northbound Interstate 17 and Bethany Home Road. The driver of a sports car collided with the driver of a minivan on the road, and the minivan veered into the path of a commercial truck as a result of the initial impact. At that point, an oncoming motorcycle was attempting to avoid the developing wreckage but was unable to do so, and the driver of that vehicle also crashed and was injured. A total of five people were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that varied in severity.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our sincere hope that those people who were injured in this Phoenix car accident are able to recover from the harm they have suffered and get back into their routines quickly. We are also thankful that no one was killed, as these high-speed crashes are often deadly. In addition, this Phoenix car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, 140,000 such crashes occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers
While it could take some time to determine fault in this Phoenix car accident, what could ultimately happen is that when fault is defined, those who have been injured could file Arizona personal injury lawsuits. If these claims are filed and are successful, it could lead to damages awards that compensate those who were harmed for their medical costs, their lost income and their pain and suffering.
If you have been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Phoenix car accident lawyers who have been successfully defending the rights of those harmed for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.