Phoenix, AZ (August 9, 2019) – An injury accident on Friday evening, August 9th, blocked the HOV transition ramp from Loop 202 to Interstate 10.
Officials at the scene say that the multi-vehicle collision occurred around 7:40 p.m. when at least two sedans collided in the HOV transition ramp of L-202 westbound, also known as the Red Mountain Freeway, at I-10 westbound. Police and fire rescue units were on the scene shortly after the crash occurred and were assisting injured victims.
All lanes were cleared by 8:30 p.m., though the crash is still under investigation and the drivers’ information, as well as the extent of their injuries, have not been released.
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s most recent report shows that more than 35,000 injuries occurred as a result of collisions across the state in 2018 alone. In fact, ADOT’s newest numbers are part of a year-over-year rise in injury wrecks since 2015. From the nearly 55,000 total accidents last year, more than half of those involved multiple injured victims and more than one vehicle.
From costly medical bills to serious long-term injuries or even job loss, tragic consequences may affect victims and their families after a wreck. But those affected by these serious injury accidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek compensation and justice from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled 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 auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle 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.