Gilbert, AZ (February 8, 2020) – A 17-year-old boy has died and three others suffered minor injuries after being involved in a serious crash in Gilbert on Friday afternoon.
According to officers from the Gilbert Police Department, the two-car crash happened just before 3:00 p.m. near Pecos Road and Recker Road, just a short distance from Higley High School. Gilbert Police Department Public Information Officer Brenda Carrasco said that the accident is still being investigated by a traffic reconstruction team.
A teen boy, the driver of a blue car involved in the accident that hit a pole, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. There were no passengers in that car. The three injured individuals were in the other car involved in the accident.
Police say there’s no indication of impairment or speeding.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Per recent reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 55,000 accidents, more than 35,000 accident injuries and more than 1,000 fatalities happened across the state in 2018. Arizona saw a three-year high in fatalities and injuries from wrecks in 2017, with the majority of these accidents involving more than one vehicle and multiple drivers.
Whether it’s costly medical expenses and critical long-term injuries or even job loss and death, victims and their families may suffer tragic consequences after a wreck. But those affected can contact a Phoenix car accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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