Mesa, AZ (July 3, 2019) – An auto accident early Wednesday morning resulted in a dump truck fire that shut down ramps on Loop 101.
The dump truck caught fire after hitting a wall on Loop 101 at U.S. 60, near Tempe. The auto accident occurred around 6:50 a.m.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the dump truck lost a tire and hit a barrier wall, causing it to catch fire. The truck was fully engulfed in flames but the driver escaped the vehicle with only minor injuries.
The ramps from Loop 101 to U.S. 60 eastbound and westbound were shut down from the auto accident.
Our thoughts go out to the victim, with hopes for their quick recovery.
A recent report from the Arizona Department of Transportation notes an overall year-over-year increase in auto accidents involving fatalities and injuries across the state. Since 2016, there has been a steady increase in fatalities specifically from auto accidents. And now that the summer season 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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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.