Tempe, AZ – Deadly Overnight Crash Reported on L-202 Near Scottsdale Rd

Tempe, AZ – Deadly Overnight Crash Reported on L-202 Near Scottsdale Rd

Tempe, AZ (March 9, 2020) – A deadly crash forced a portion of Scottsdale Road near Loop 202 to close Monday morning in Tempe.

Tempe police Detective Greg Bacon said an initial investigation indicated a black car was heading northbound on Scottsdale Road when the driver struck a median. The black car became airborne and struck another vehicle before crashing into a pole.

The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to a hospital where they later died. Bacon said the deceased male driver was a student at Arizona State University. 

The other driver was taken to a hospital via ambulance with minor injuries and was expected to survive. Police said both directions of Scottsdale Road were shut down for the investigation, and the closure cased mile-long back-ups on the 202.

The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues at this time.

We would like to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim. We hope for a full recovery.  

Injury Car Accidents in Arizona 

Tempe, AZ - Deadly Overnight Crash Reported on L-202 Near Scottsdale RdEach year, thousands of people in Arizona experience injuries as a result of car accidents. Whether an accident is caused by distracted driving, impaired driving or any other kind of driver error, victims and their families pay the price. Nearly 55,000 injurious accidents occurred across the state in 2018 alone, making it clear that these accidents are an unfortunate reality of life.

Whether it’s expensive medical bills and serious injuries or long-term emotional trauma, victims’ lives may be left in shambles after a crash. However, victims and their families can bring a claim against a negligent driver who caused them harm. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney in Arizona about your legal rights as you move forward.

At ELG Law, our experienced car accident attorneys have advocated for many victims involved in accidents. As you face a wide variety of damages and seek your fair compensation after a crash, you may have questions about safeguarding your legal rights. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (623) 321-0566.

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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.