Phoenix, AZ (July 14, 2019) – A multi-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon, July 14th, caused miles of traffic backup on southbound I-17 near Black Canyon City.
According to officials, the auto accident occurred around 2:32 p.m. and appeared to involve multiple vehicles. Police and fire rescue authorities were on the scene to assist injured victims and investigate the cause of the crash.
The incident occurred around milepost 244 and caused several miles of traffic to stall. Authorities are still investigating the crash at this time and have not released the identities of the victims or their current conditions.
In 2018, there were nearly 130,000 total crashes in Arizona, resulting in almost 55,000 injuries and more than 1,000 fatalities. And though the number of total injuries is down from 2017, the number of fatalities is on the rise across the state. With summer bringing more drivers to Arizona roads, the risk of these serious incidents increases.
Exorbitant medical costs, job loss, and long-term injuries are just some of the tragic consequences associated with serious accidents. But victims and their families can contact a car accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, get the justice and fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled auto accident lawyers at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families and are waiting for your call. Contact our knowledgeable accident attorneys at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today.
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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.