Payson, AZ (July 26, 2019) – A multi-vehicle accident late Friday evening, July 26th, closed State Route 87 near East Verde Estates Road.
Officials responded to the scene, which occurred around 11:44 p.m. and appeared to involve at least two vehicles on SR 87 northbound at milepost 258, just outside of Payson near Mesa Del Caballo. Police and fire rescue units were at the scene of the accident to assist injured victims and investigate the cause of the multi-vehicle crash.
All lanes reopened before 12:00 a.m. but the drivers’ identities and the extent of their injuries have not been released at this time.
According to data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 55,000 accidents and more than 1,000 fatalities happened in 2018, part of an increase in serious crashes year over year. And now that summer is here, there is more traffic on Arizona highways, leading to a higher risk of these dangerous wrecks.
These wrecks can cause tragic, unforeseen circumstances results for victims and their families after an accident, including long-term injuries, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death. However, victims and their families affected by these incidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek justice from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled auto accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families who are affected by serious wrecks. Contact our knowledgeable accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today.
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