New River, AZ (September 14, 2019) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious multi-vehicle accident that blocked all lanes and closed Interstate 17 in New River.
According to information from the scene, at least two vehicles collided in the right lanes of northbound I-17, or the Black Canyon Freeway, at New River Road around 7:00 p.m. The crash then resulted in a vehicle fire. Rescue units from the Yavapai Fire Department were at the scene to extinguish the flames and closed the interstate at milepost 234.
Paramedics at a local hospital in Black Canyon City responded to assist the injured victims, although no word has been given on the severity of the victims’ injuries.
Officials are still working to determine the cause of the crash and have not released further information about those involved.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
On Arizona highways, numerous car wrecks occur daily, ranging from small fender benders to serious injury accidents. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 130,000 crashes occurred throughout the state last year, with almost 11,000 involving at least two vehicles.
These collisions are often stressful for victims and can lead to tragic, unforeseen situations for those involved. Multi-car crashes can cause emotional distress, long-term physical problems, issues with insurance companies, and even lost wages for victims. However, victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights after a crash.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of their own. If you’ve been injured in an accident, 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.
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