Phoenix, AZ (December 23, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department say that at least one driver was hit and injured by a wrong-way driver on State Route 51 near Highland Avenue on Monday.
According to officials, at least one victim was sent to a local area hospital, and the suspected wrong-way driver was left with life-threatening injuries. Information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety stated that the incident occurred near the Highland Avenue exit around 8:30 p.m. on Monday.
It appears that the accident happened when a white SUV collided head-on with a sedan in the right lanes of northbound State Route 51. The victims’ identities have not been released at this time, and the accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims in hopes of a quick recovery.
In the last several years, there has been a growing trend in wrong-way crashes nationwide, particularly in Arizona. According to recent numbers released by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there have been 1,175 wrong-way incidents in the state since the start of this year alone.
Defined as anything from a minor collision to a driver self-correcting their mistakes and entering the wrong side of the freeway, wrong-way accidents often result in serious, sometimes fatal consequences. Victims who sustain injuries in these collisions through no fault of their own may be left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. But those affected can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a wrong-way accident.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from serious collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights in the aftermath of a wrong-way accident.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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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