Phoenix, AZ (August 31, 2019) – A multi-vehicle crash blocked the left lanes of Interstate 17 at Thomas Road on Saturday afternoon.
Officials at the scene say the wreck involved at least three vehicles, which collided in the right lanes of I-17 southbound, also known as the Black Canyon Freeway, at Thomas Road around 2:15 p.m.
Police and fire rescue units responded to the scene to assist injured victims, though the extent of the injuries sustained has not been released.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
All lanes reopened by 3:00 p.m., but traffic was slowed in the area for several hours.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Last year, more than half of the total accidents that occurred statewide involved more than two cars and multiple injured victims. Data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that the total car accidents in 2018 numbered more than 55,000 in Arizona, which means that more than 25,000 injuries occurred.
When victims are involved in a serious accident that isn’t their fault, it can have devastating effects on their lives. Whether it’s costly medical bills and long-term injuries or even job stresses and job loss, tragic circumstances plague victims and their families. However, those affected by these crashes can contact a Phoenix 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.