Tempe, AZ (June 22, 2019) – On June 22nd, an early morning auto accident occurred near Southern Avenue and Country Club Drive in Tempe.
The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department (TFMRD) responded to the crash around 8:00 a.m. and discovered that a vehicle had veered off the road, colliding with a light pole. Officials say that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Southern Avenue at the time. The driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, and a toddler in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to the Tempe Police Department, impairment is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash. The intersection, as well as Southern Avenue between Country Club and Kachina, was closed for several hours while officials investigated.
Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. We hope for a quick recovery for all involved.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, more than 120,000 auto accidents occurred in 2017 alone, and these serious auto accidents resulted in nearly 900 deaths and 55,000 injuries. And now that summer is heating up, more vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians are on the road. This seasonal increase in traffic means a higher number of serious auto accidents, which are rising year over year in Arizona.
As a result, victims and their families often suffer unforeseen costs, expenses, and tragic consequences. But those affected by dangerous auto accidents can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, get the justice they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, have years of experience in helping victims and their families and are ready to help you get fair compensation. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 for a free consultation today.
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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.