Phoenix, AZ (February 4, 2020) – A crash involving five vehicles and one commercial truck injured eight children and adults–closing part of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.
Officials say that the crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the area of Loop 202 and Buckeye Road. Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Capt. Rob McDade reported the crash around 4:09 p.m. McDade said that of the eight people treated for injuries related to the accident, four were transported to local area hospitals via ambulance.
A 44-year-old woman, a 29-year-old person, and a 2-year-old boy were taken to hospitals with serious injuries, and a 21-year-old woman was transported with minor injuries. The other four victims were treated at the scene.
The crash occurred when the driver of the commercial truck braked and steered evasively to the left to avoid colliding with congested traffic in the area, said Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia. However, the truck didn’t stop in time and struck five vehicles.
The accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Per a report from the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 50,000 crash injuries occurred statewide in 2018, many of them caused by impaired or driver negligence. These injurious accidents result in tragic consequences for victims, such as long-term injuries, expensive hospital bills, and other financial difficulties. When these accidents are caused by larger trucks or involve oversized vehicles, the aftermath can be even more devastating for victims.
But those affected can seek help from an accident lawyer to seek the justice they deserve.
At ELG Law, our skilled team of auto accident lawyers specializes in fighting for victims and their families after they’ve experienced these devastating incidents due to the negligence of other drivers. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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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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