Tempe, AZ – Injuries Reported in Multi-Vehicle Crash on US 60 at Priest Dr
Tempe, AZ (October 22, 2020) – A multi-car crash on US 60 near Priest Drive resulted in at least one injury on Thursday evening, October 22nd.
According to officers from the Tempe Police Department, emergency crews and local authorities were called to the scene near Priest Drive around 7:30 p.m. Authorities say that a sedan was traveling eastbound on US 60 when it collided with another passenger vehicle, causing an accident that may have involved additional vehicles. The area was closed while police worked to clear the scene and investigate the wreck. However, they haven’t released further details on the events leading up to the collision.
EMTs also responded to the scene shortly after the wreck occurred to treat victims, though the severity of the victims’ injuries is unclear. At least one person appeared to be evaluated by Tempe EMTs at the scene of the accident.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, and the victims are not being identified at this time.
Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Arizona
According to data released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, more than 11,000 of the nearly 140,000 collisions last year involved at least two drivers and several injuries or deaths. Furthermore, there has been a 19% increase in accidents and a 25% overall increase in fatalities across the state in the last decade. Serious motor vehicle crashes have also resulted in billions of dollars in economic losses to the state of Arizona over the past several years.
It’s clear that multi-vehicle accidents causing injuries are an unfortunately common part of life in Arizona. When multiple victims are injured in an accident, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a Phoenix injury attorney. A skilled attorney can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve from suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
ELG’s Arizona car accident attorneys have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our accident attorneys in Arizona today at (623) 321-0566 to schedule your consultation.
We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case.
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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.