Phoenix, AZ (September 7, 2019) – A two-vehicle wreck on Saturday afternoon blocked traffic on Interstate 17 near Thomas Road.
According to authorities on the scene, a minivan rear-ended a white Mazda sedan in the right lanes of I-17, also referred to as the Black Canyon Freeway. Both vehicles were traveling northbound when they collided just before Thomas Road. Fire rescue units and paramedics responded to the wreck around 2:20 p.m.
Both drivers pulled onto the shoulder, though the accident backed up traffic for several miles. Officials are still working to determine the cause of the crash and have not released the drivers’ information at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hundreds of car accidents, from minor fender benders to serious collisions, occur on Arizona roads every day. Data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that nearly 130,000 crashes occurred across the state last year, with almost 11,000 of those accidents involving at least two vehicles.
Multi-vehicle collisions are often stressful and can result in tragic, unforeseen circumstances. Victims of these multi-car collisions often have to cope with emotional distress, injuries, insurance companies, and even lost wages. However, victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about their options after an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to advocating for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation, and get help with your accident case every step of the way.
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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.