Black Canyon City, AZ (November 24, 2019) – Multiple injuries were reported in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 17 near Black Canyon City late Sunday night, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Per reports from the local police department, the wrong-way driver was heading southbound in the northbound lanes of I-17 when a head-on collision occurred near milepost 247. Officials say that a total of four individuals, including the wrong-way driver and three occupants of another vehicle, were transported to the hospital. DPS said that multiple patients involved in the crash have serious injuries, citing reports from Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical.
Delays were initially reported along I-17 in the area as police worked to determine the cause of the accident and cleared the wreckage.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Whether it’s speeding, reckless or distracted driving, or driving while impaired, the negligent actions of drivers can cause serious accidents. And wrong-way collisions, more than any other type of crash, occur when a driver is distracted or impaired. In fact, studies show that nearly 90 percent of wrecks are caused by some sort of driver negligence.
From serious long-term injuries to costly medical expenses and even job loss, tragic, unforeseen consequences may plague victims and their families after these wrecks. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families affected by these wrecks. Contact our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and safeguard your legal rights.
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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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