Littlefield, AZ (July 7, 2019) – An auto accident on Saturday evening, July 6th, caused debris to scatter across I-15.
The incident involving two tractor-trailers injured one driver and tore both trailers open, sending a mass of corn chips in all directions. The accident happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. at mile marker 10 and contributed to a traffic jam that stretched for more than eight miles, according to officials.
Authorities say the driver of a Freightliner tractor-trailer was heading north at about 65 mph when the driver failed to observe that traffic had stopped in both lanes. The driver hit the brakes and attempted to steer and avoid crashing, but his tractor-trailer struck the rear right corner of another tractor-trailer.
According to a recent report released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, there has been a steady increase in fatalities from auto accidents year over year since 2016. And now that summer is here, more traffic is on the roads, meaning more dangerous auto accidents for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
These auto accidents can cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, attorneys can help victims and families get the fair compensation they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families get justice. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free, no-hassle consultation for legal aid today.
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