Phoenix, AZ (July 31, 2019) – A multi-vehicle wreck on Wednesday afternoon, July 31st, blocked the right lanes of traffic on I-10 before 67th Avenue in Phoenix.
According to authorities on the scene of the injury accident, multiple vehicles collided in the eastbound lanes of I-10, also known as the Papago Freeway, around 5:17 p.m. Police and fire rescue units responded to the wreck and said that the accident involved at least three vehicles that collided in the right lanes and blocked traffic. First responders were assisting the injured victims and working to determine the cause of the collision, but the drivers’ information and their current conditions have not been released at this time.
All lanes reopened just before 6:00 p.m., though the exit to 67th Avenue remained blocked and traffic was backed up through rush hour.
A recent report released by the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that nearly 55,000 accidents and more than 35,000 accident injuries happened across the state of Arizona in 2018 alone. Serious accidents are on the rise, and Arizona saw a three-year high in fatalities and injuries from wrecks in 2017, with more than half of these accidents involving multiple injuries and multiple vehicles.
Whether it’s costly medical expenses and critical long-term injuries or even job loss or death, victims and their families suffer tragic consequences after a wreck. But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a Phoenix car 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.