Casa Grande, AZ (January 6, 2020) – A three-vehicle crash in Casa Grande on Monday afternoon left one person with critical injuries and left other victims with serious injuries, according to officials.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was stopped in traffic around 4:30 p.m., at the intersection of McCartney Road and Peart Road, when he saw an erratic driver pass by. DPS spokesman Bart Graves said that the driver was traveling the wrong way, westbound in the eastbound lanes, and failed to stop at a designated stop sign at the intersection.
The driver continued through the intersection, and as the trooper attempted to catch up to the driver, the driver collided with two vehicles at the intersection of McCartney Road and Trekell Road. The driver was taken to a hospital in Phoenix in critical condition, while the occupants in the other vehicles suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash occurred across from Casa Grande High School and is being investigated at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Typically caused by impaired, distracted or otherwise negligent drivers, wrong-way crashes mean severe consequences for those involved. In fact, wrong-way collisions, more than any other type of crash, occur when drivers are under the influence. Furthermore, studies show that nearly 90 percent of these wrong-way accidents are caused by some sort of driver negligence.
Tragic, unforeseen consequences may plague victims and their families after these wrong-way wrecks. Due to the nature of these serious crashes, which are often head-on collisions, victims are much more vulnerable to serious injury or even death. 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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