Phoenix, AZ (August 5, 2019) – A multi-vehicle crash on Monday evening, August 5th, blocked the right lane of traffic on Interstate 17 near Glendale Avenue.
According to information from officials at the scene, the crash occurred around 8:16 p.m., after multiple vehicles collided in the southbound lanes of I-17, also known as the Black Canyon Freeway. Police and fire rescue units responded to the injury accident. First responders assisted injured victims and were investigating the cause of the collision, which appeared to involve at least two vehicles.
The drivers’ information and their current conditions have not been released at this time. All lanes reopened just after 9:00 p.m.
Data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that more than 35,000 accident injuries occurred across the state in 2018, along with nearly 55,000 accidents total. These numbers are part of an increase in serious crashes year over year, reaching a peak in 2017.
Medical expenses, critical long-term injuries and even job loss or death may plague victims and their families after a car crash. But victims can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our car 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 skilled 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.
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