Gilbert, AZ – UPDATE: Jorge Medina Charged in 5-Car Injury Wreck at Higley RdArizona Legal News
Gilbert, AZ (September 23, 2019) – According to officers from the Gilbert Police Department, a Queen Creek man has been charged after a five-vehicle accident that involved 15 people.
Jorge Medina, 29, is facing charges of DUI and 13 counts of endangerment. A Gilbert police spokesman says that Medina was transported to an area hospital via ambulance in serious but stable condition. Two more people, a woman and a 12-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Police say that Medina allegedly ran a red light Sunday morning, causing a chain-reaction of collisions. A pickup truck carrying a family of five overturned, then Medina’s vehicle struck another car occupied by a family of eight. Two more vehicles were struck in the chain-reaction accident that followed.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Wrecks in Arizona
Arizona roads saw more than 36,000 serious crashes in 2018, with nearly 54,000 injuries occurring as a result. When victims are injured in these collisions, particularly those resulting from the negligence of another driver, they experience both mental and physical anguish for months or even years after the wreck. And when these stressful incidents involve multiple vehicles, it only compounds the devastating effects that victims endure.
Following these serious accidents, victims are often forced to negotiate with insurance companies, cover expensive medical treatment, and cope with lost wages or even job loss. But victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer. If you’ve been involved in an accident, a skilled lawyer can work on your behalf to safeguard your legal rights and secure the fair compensation you deserve.
Our knowledgeable team of auto accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families after these devastating wrecks caused by the negligence of other drivers. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation.
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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.