Phoenix, AZ (August 18, 2019) – A multiple-vehicle crash blocked the HOV lane on State Route 51 at Northern Avenue on Sunday afternoon, August 18th.
Officials at the scene say that one pickup truck and one sedan collided in the HOV lane of SR 51 southbound, also known as the Piestewa Freeway, at Northern Avenue around 12:05 p.m. First responders assisted the injured victims and investigated the crash scene, though they have not released the drivers’ information or the extent of their injuries at this time. Authorities are still working to determine the cause of the crash.
All lanes reopened by 1:15 p.m.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Per the latest crash data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 35,000 accident injuries occurred across the state last year. These recent numbers also showed that more than half of last year’s 55,000 total crashes involved multiple vehicles and two or more injured victims.
Multi-vehicle crashes can have tragic consequences for victims and their families, such as long-term medical expenses, serious injuries, and even job loss or death. However, those affected by these serious incidents can contact a Phoenix crash lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our car 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.