Tempe, AZ (February 5, 2020) – A crash involving multiple vehicles left one man dead in Tempe on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune from the Phoenix Police Department, the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. near 48th Street and Southern Avenue. Fortune said a car was making a left turn from a business when it collided with another car heading eastbound on Southern Avenue. The impact from that crash caused one of those cars to hit two additional vehicles that were traveling westbound on Southern Avenue.
A man in one of those cars, later identified as 20-year-old Jose Gonzales, was taken to a hospital with critical injuries but was later pronounced dead. Fortune said that all other injuries sustained in the crash are serious but not life-threatening.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Jose Gonzales. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Per the latest accident report from the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona had more than 130,000 accidents in 2018. Unfortunately, countless injuries resulted from these wrecks. In fact, at least 37,000 of the accidents involved at least two seriously injured victims requiring medical care or hospitalization. Oftentimes, these serious injuries eventually result in fatalities, leaving families in shambles.
From negotiating with insurance companies to dealing with funeral costs and beyond, families are left to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a fatal car crash. But victims and their families can seek help from an injury lawyer, especially after an accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
Our skilled team of accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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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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