Phoenix, AZ (January 10, 2020) – Three right lanes on westbound Interstate 10 were closed and at least one serious injury was reported after a collision involving multiple vehicles, including a commercial vehicle, on Friday at 67th Avenue.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred just before 7:00 a.m. The commercial vehicle ruptured a gas tank and was leaking fuel as a result of the collision, said Jonathan Montes, a DPS spokesman.
Montes said it was unknown whether there were any life-threatening injuries, but Phoenix paramedics were at the scene to treat victims. The crash was caused by a tire left on the freeway. Several vehicles struck the tire, causing them to crash.
Hazardous materials teams cleaned up the fuel spill, and officers are still investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
New information released by the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that more than 35,000 accident injuries occurred across the state in 2018. Nearly 55,000 accidents total occurred in Arizona last year, most involving multiple vehicles and more than one injured victim.
Costly medical expenses, serious long-term injuries and even job loss may plague victims and their families after a car wreck. But victims can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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