Three-Vehicle Phoenix Car Accident Leads to Another Crash That Seriously Injures Woman
When Phoenix car accidents take place, they obviously lead to danger and risk for anyone in the area. That includes not only those who are involved in the initial crash, but also those who may be approaching on the road a short time later. Sadly, that chain of events seemed to play out on Friday when an initial three-vehicle Phoenix car accident caused an additional collision that seriously injured a woman who was hit from behind while stopped for the first accident. Police are continuing to investigate the situation.
The scenario unfolded on Friday when three vehicles were involved in an accident on northbound State Route 51 near Union Hills Drive. That crash clogged the lanes of the road, and a short time thereafter a woman driving a small sedan approached the accident scene and stopped because of the wreckage in the road. At that point, the driver of a pickup truck also approached the accident scene but failed to stop, rear-ending the woman in the sedan at a high rate of speed. The second crash seriously injured the woman in the sedan, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital. No names of those involved in this situation have yet been released.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we hope that everyone who was injured in this multiple crash scene is able to recover from the harm they have suffered. In addition, these Phoenix car accidents will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 140,000 such accidents occur, leading to approximately 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 fatalities.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers
It seems based on the available facts that the driver of the pickup truck that rear-ended the sedan in which the seriously injured woman was riding was at fault for the second collision. If that's the case, it's possible that the woman who was injured could file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit against that driver. If the case is filed and it's successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate the woman for her medical costs, her pain and suffering and her lost income.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, you need to seek the help of Phoenix personal injury lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.