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Buckeye, AZ – DPS Trooper Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash on SR 85 at I-10

Buckeye, AZ – DPS Trooper Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash on SR 85 at I-10

Buckeye, AZ (November 17, 2020) – An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper has been hospitalized after a serious crash on State Route 85 near Interstate 10 in Buckeye on Monday.

Per reports from the Buckeye Police Department, the crash happened around 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening and occurred just south of the I-10. DPS said that troopers were assisting with traffic control in the area after a separate two-vehicle accident. Police were helping move crash vehicles when the driver of a blue Ford F-150 tried to pass traffic on the left. At that time, the truck driver slammed into a DPS patrol vehicle with a trooper inside.

The vehicle was in the median and its emergency lights were on at the time of the crash. Both the trooper and the truck driver were taken to the hospital with serious injuries via ambulance but both should survive, DPS said.

Investigators are looking into if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash but have not released further details at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for a full recovery.

Injury Car Accidents in Arizona 

11.17 Buckeye, AZ - DPS Trooper Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash on SR 85 at I-10Each year, thousands of people in Arizona experience injuries as a result of car accidents. Whether an accident is caused by distracted driving, impaired driving, or any other kind of driver error, victims and their families pay the price. Nearly 55,000 injury accidents occurred across the state in 2018 alone, making it clear that these accidents are an unfortunate reality of life.

Whether it’s expensive medical bills and serious injuries or long-term emotional trauma, victims’ lives may be left in shambles after a crash. However, victims and their families can bring a claim against a negligent driver who caused them harm. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney in Arizona about your legal rights as you move forward.

After an Arizona car accident, your phone may start ringing, and when you pick it up, it is a friendly insurance adjuster wanting to speak with you. They sound friendly and they make you think that they care about your interests. They actually may sound reassuring. However, be aware that if an insurance representative asks you to give them a statement, you may not have to do so, and it may actually not be in your best interest. In fact, at ELG, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no!

Our experienced car accident attorneys have advocated for many victims involved in accidents. As you face a wide variety of damages and seek your fair compensation after a crash, you may have questions about safeguarding your legal rights.

At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. Our experienced, compassionate staff guarantee your consultation will be with one of our injury attorneys who only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.

We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. Please contact our injury accident attorneys in Phoenix or Mesa for the help you deserve at (623) 877-3600.

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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.