Phoenix, AZ (June 21, 2019) – US 60 eastbound near State Route 177 was closed for an auto accident early this morning. The collision occurred near milepost 228 around 4:06 a.m.
It isn’t clear how many vehicles were involved in the accident at this time, and the drivers’ information has not been released.
Officials were on the scene and investigating the cause of the accident. All lanes of traffic reopened around 4:26 a.m, after the vehicles and debris were cleared.
Information about the drivers’ conditions has not yet been released. Our thoughts go out to all involved.
Auto accidents involving injuries and fatalities are on the rise across the state. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, more than 120,000 auto accidents occurred in 2017 alone, with 900 deaths and 55,000 injuries resulting from those collisions. And now that summer has arrived, the rising temperatures are bringing more vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians outdoors and on the roads. This increase in traffic means a higher number of serious auto accidents, especially those involving both injuries and fatalities.
Victims and their families often suffer unforeseen costs, expenses, and tragic consequences as a result of these auto accidents. But those affected can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, get the justice and fair compensation they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, have years of experience in helping victims and their families and are waiting to help you today. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 for a free, no-hassle 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.