Chandler, AZ – Multi-Car Crash Causes Fire & Serious Burn Injury at Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ (October 25, 2019) – A two-car collision at a Chandler gas station ignited a large fire and burned a woman on Thursday.
According to officials, the crash occurred at the AM/PM convenience store and gas station just off of Alma School Road and West Chandler Boulevard.
The incident happened at 12:50 p.m., and Chandler Police officials say that Clemente Torres, who was driving a blue Mustang, pulled up to the pump and paid for gas but realized he was on the wrong side. Investigators say that he got upset at that time, got back in his car and hit the gas pedal, causing him to spin out. He then hit a Hyundai and a gas pump, igniting it.
A 77-year-old woman next to the Hyundai was reportedly pumping gas at the time and got caught in the fire. Detectives say Torres tried to put the fire out with water and an extinguisher but wasn’t successful. Torres then ran from the scene but was eventually caught and arrested by police.
The woman who was burned was transported to a hospital, and her condition is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Arizona
Per information from the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 50,000 injuries occurred as a result of crashes last year. These injurious accidents mean stressful consequences for victims, who face issues like long-term physical problems, financial difficulties, and emotional trauma.
But those affected by these devastating wrecks can seek help from an accident lawyer, especially if the crash was caused by the negligent actions of another driver. With the help of a skilled lawyer, drivers who have experienced wrecks through no fault of their own can safeguard their legal rights.
At ELG Law, our skilled team of injury accident lawyers has years of experience fighting for victims and their families after these unfortunate accidents. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation.
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