Camp Verde, AZ – Injuries & Vehicle Fire Reported in Truck Crash on SR 260
Camp Verde, AZ (May 7, 2020) – An injury crash closed all lanes of State Route 260 near Star Valley on Thursday morning.
According to authorities on the scene, the crash involved one vehicle that collided with a semi-truck in the left lanes of SR 260 westbound at milepost 257, close to Star Valley, around 9:30 a.m. Fire rescue units and police were assisting the injured victims and investigating the cause of the wreck. However, the drivers’ information has not been released at this time. The semi-truck caught fire after the collision, and the fire was extinguished by rescue units several hours after the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Arizona
When semi-trucks and autos collide, the majority of injuries and damages are incurred by the smaller vehicle. Because of their size, semi-trucks greatly outweigh autos causing a greater force to be thrust upon the vehicles. Injuries from truck accidents are normally greater than a regular car accident as the weight and size of the semi greatly outweighs that of the vehicle, many times ending in death.
In 2008, 1 out of 9 collisions between a semi and a vehicle ended tragically in death to the driver of the vehicle. 90,000 people were injured in truck accidents in Arizona added to more than 4,000 deaths in the 4,066 accidents that occurred in 2008.
Our Phoenix truck accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience advocating for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our Arizona truck accident lawyers at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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