Phoenix, AZ (December 20, 2019) – One person is dead and four more are injured after a Valley Metro van crashed with a truck in north Phoenix on Friday afternoon.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, the accident happened shortly after 12:00 p.m. in the area of Cave Creek Road and Sonoran Desert Drive. Police say that a 21-year-old man in a Ford F-550 work truck with a crane and a trailer was heading northbound on Cave Creek Road when he turned left in front of a 2014 Econoline van from Valley Metro’s vehicle pool. The impact caused the van to crash into a utility pole on the southwest corner of the intersection.
The Valley Metro van driver, 59-year-old Juan Carlos Molina-Limon, suffered serious injuries and died on Friday at the hospital. His passengers, all men between the ages of 32 and 55, were taken to the hospital as well.
Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department said the driver who made the left turn was not hurt and stayed at the scene of the crash. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Juan Carlos Molina-Limon. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
When it comes to truck accidents involving tractor-trailers, box trucks, and cargo vans, the results for victims are often devastating. In fact, a total of 97 deaths and 2,728 injuries were recorded by the Arizona Department of Transportation in 2012 as a result of truck accidents.
Additionally, when victims are involved in accidents with trucks contracted to large companies, they could face an uphill battle with insurance companies. But those affected by these sudden and stressful crashes can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in a wreck resulting from other drivers’ negligent actions.
ELG Law’s truck accident attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking the justice and fair compensation that victims deserve after a crash. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation. Our team of skilled, knowledgeable lawyers is here to help make your recovery process as stress-free as possible.
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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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