Tucson, AZ (December 24, 2019) – Police have released further details after a crash that closed all eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Vail for almost three hours and resulted in at least one fatality on Christmas Eve.
According to officers from the Tucson Police Department, the fatal crash is said to have involved a semi-truck and a van. It was reported at 6:43 p.m. near Vail, which is 30 minutes southeast of Tucson, per information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. As of Tuesday evening, authorities with the Department of Public Safety had not said how many people were killed in the collision but added that at least one person was also hospitalized with serious injuries.
At 9:27 p.m., ADOT tweeted that the freeway was open again, though the right lane remained blocked at the scene of the crash. The accident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased victims’ families. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
In 2012, there were almost 12,500 truck and bus collisions, 97 of which resulted in deaths in Arizona. And nearly 2,728 truck collisions have ended in death, making them some of the most serious and dangerous road accidents.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in one of these accidents, it is a good idea to speak with a truck accident attorney or an Arizona wrongful death attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG Law, our attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and more. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (623) 562-3838.
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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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