Phoenix, AZ (July 20, 2019) – A multi-vehicle crash on Saturday night, July 20th, blocked the center and right lanes of I-17 just south of Thomas Road.
Authorities were on the scene of the injury accident, which occurred when several vehicles traveling southbound collided on I-17, also known as the Black Canyon Freeway, around 9:30 p.m. Fire rescue units and Phoenix police were on the scene, assisting the victims and investigating the cause of the wreck. At least three vehicles appear to be involved in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation, but officials have not released the victims’ information at this time.
Per a recent report from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), car accidents are on the rise, with nearly 55,000 injuries and more than 1,000 deaths from crashes in 2018. And according to ADOT data, the summer months are bringing even more traffic to roads across the state, increasing the risk of these dangerous crashes.
Tragic consequences often result from these serious wrecks. Victims and their families may be affected by long-term injuries, expensive medical bills, and even job loss from crashes. But victims and their families can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, get justice from a personal injury or death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families. Contact our knowledgeable car accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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