Chandler, AZ – Officer Injured in Multi-Car Crash on Warner Rd & Hartford St
Chandler, AZ (November 10, 2019) – An officer from the Chandler Police Department was injured after crashing into a pole on Friday night following a multi-car accident.
According to reports from the Chandler Police Department, the officer’s vehicle crashed into the pole as the officer attempted to avoid a 2016 Chevrolet that had turned left from Warner Road onto Hartford Street in front of the officer. The crash occurred just after 7:00 p.m. at the intersection of Warner and Hartford, which is west of Arizona Avenue, police said.
The officer, who has worked for the Chandler Police Department for 16 years, was transported to a hospital with minor injuries and released on Saturday morning. Per information from authorities, the officer exited the vehicle and notified nearby officers. The other driver, a 55-year-old Tempe resident, was not injured but their vehicle did catch fire as a result of the accident. Speed and impairment were determined not to be factors after an investigation, though the Tempe resident was cited and traffic was restricted in the area Friday evening as police investigated.
Our thoughts are with the injured officer and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Car Accidents in Arizona
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s latest accident data, more than 130,000 accidents occurred statewide in 2018 alone. Unfortunately, countless injuries and several fatalities resulted from these wrecks. In fact, at least 37,000 of the accidents involved at least two seriously injured victims requiring medical care or hospitalization in the aftermath.
Oftentimes, wreck victims must document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take time from work. They may even have to deal with lost wages or job loss. But victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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