Avondale, AZ (December 25, 2019) – One driver has died and another driver has life-threatening injuries after a serious multi-vehicle crash near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road early Monday morning.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, officers arrived on the scene around 3:00 a.m. Authorities discovered that a speeding sedan failed to stop at a red light along Buckeye Road and collided with a southbound vehicle that was traveling through the 43rd Avenue intersection.
Local paramedics say that both drivers were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. One driver has since died and the other is recovering from multiple surgeries. The driver, identified only as a marine named Mike, suffered fractures, broken ribs, two broken bones, broken legs, and punctured lungs.
It’s still unknown whether impairment was a factor in the crash, though the wreck remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Serious vehicle accidents are all too common throughout Arizona. With almost 127,000 incidents occurring in 2018 alone, it is clear that crashes are a problem across the state. In addition, over the past 10 years, the number of injurious wrecks and crashes involving multiple vehicles has only increased.
Victims and their families must deal with insurance companies, long-term physical problems, emotional distress, and financial difficulties after multi-car crashes. However, those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about protecting their legal rights.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident in Arizona, you should speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney at ELG Law as soon as possible. Our auto accident attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered from a crash caused by the negligent actions of other drivers. Contact our car accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation. Our lawyers are here to help you learn more about filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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