Tucson, AZ (January 17, 2020) – A 21-year-old man was killed in a crash that caused the shutdown of a freeway interchange near downtown Tucson on Friday.
Authorities from the Arizona Department of Public Safety identified the victim as Albert Batt. He was a passenger in a car that struck a light pole after trying to avoid a traffic stop. DPS officials said the driver was observed driving the wrong way on the Interstate-10 frontage road at Congress Street around 2:10 a.m. The trooper tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver turned his vehicle around and fled while speeding.
Batt was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe impairment is a factor in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of Albert Batt. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.
More than half of the 55,000 overall collisions that occurred nationwide in 2018 involved multiple cars and at least two injured people. Injury wrecks are on the rise in Arizona, according to reports from the Transportation Department of Arizona. Such wrecks lead to catastrophic circumstances for victims and their families and many people succumb to their injuries
But those affected can contact a Phoenix crash injury lawyer for help. In some cases, victims may seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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