Flagstaff, AZ (November 15, 2019) – A man was arrested on charges related to a wrong-way crash that occurred on Interstate 40 early Thursday morning in Flagstaff.
Everytt Begay, 48, from New Mexico, caused a wrong-way crash on eastbound I-40 near the Interstate 17 junction around 3:20 a.m. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Begay was driving his SUV westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-40 when it collided head-on with an eastbound commercial vehicle.
The driver of the commercial vehicle was injured and treated at an area hospital, and Begay was transported to a hospital for minor injuries. Begay was released from the hospital and booked into Coconino County jail on charges of aggravated DUI and endangerment after the crash.
Eastbound I-40 was closed at milepost 195 for over an hour while authorities investigated. The other driver’s current condition is not known.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victim in hopes of a quick recovery.
In the last several years, there has been a growing trend in wrong-way crashes nationwide, especially in Arizona. According to recent numbers released by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there have been 1,175 wrong-way incidents in the state since the start of this year alone.
Oftentimes, wrong-way crashes result in serious, sometimes fatal consequences. Victims who sustain injuries in these collisions through no fault of their own may be left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. But those affected can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a wrong-way accident.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from serious collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights in the aftermath of a wrong-way accident.
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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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