Phoenix, AZ (December 21, 2019) – Traffic was backed up for about 10 miles and injuries were reported on northbound Interstate-17 near Anthem and New River after a multi-vehicle crash on Saturday, according to transportation officials.
Authorities say the accident happened just before 10:00 a.m. At that time, several vehicles collided and blocked the left lane at milepost 235, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Officials on the scene say that a semi-truck collided into another car and then hit the median.
Phoenix EMTs were at the scene and appeared to have transported one victim to the hospital, though that victim’s current condition remains unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Of the total accidents that occurred last year, more than half involved two or more vehicles and multiple injured victims. Across the state, data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that these total wrecks numbered more than 55,000, with more than 25,000 injuries in 2018 alone.
Serious car accidents as a result of another driver’s negligence can have devastating effects on victims and their families. From medical bills and long-term injuries to even job loss, stressful circumstances may plague victims and their families. But those affected can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer for help, and in some cases, victims may seek the fair compensation they deserve from wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our 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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