Chandler, AZ – One Killed, Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-10 at Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ (February 10, 2021) – One person has died and a woman is facing charges after a wrong-way accident occurred on Interstate 10 near Chandler Boulevard early Wednesday morning.
Per reports from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the accident happened at 12:30 a.m. Troopers received multiple calls of a wrong-way driver in a silver sedan traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-10 near Chandler Boulevard and Ray Road.
Shortly after they received the calls, they were notified of a crash involving the vehicle just west of Chandler Boulevard. DPS says that the driver of the vehicle hit by the wrong-way silver sedan died at the scene.
The wrong-way driver, identified only as a 25-year-old woman, was transported to an area medical center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A third vehicle was also involved, and the driver sustained injuries but is expected to recover.
Impairment is suspected at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Accidents in Arizona
Usually caused by impaired, distracted, or otherwise negligent drivers, wrong-way crashes mean severe consequences for those involved. In fact, wrong-way collisions, more than any other type of crash, occur when drivers are under the influence. Furthermore, studies show that nearly 90% of these wrong-way accidents are caused by some sort of driver negligence.
Plus, the interstates across Arizona are some of the most dangerous highways in the country, ranking in the top five across the nation for fatalities and injuries. For example, nearly 300,000 motorists travel on Phoenix’s highways on a daily basis, putting many drivers at risk for serious collisions on the major thoroughfares.
Tragic, unforeseen consequences may plague victims and their families after these wrong-way accidents. Due to the nature of these serious crashes, which are often head-on collisions involving two or three vehicles, victims are much more vulnerable to serious injury or even death. But those affected by wrong-way accidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit.
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 recommendation is to tell the insurance companies you will seek out counsel first, then call us at ELG. We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case.
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 of your questions thoroughly.
Our team of injury accident lawyers in Arizona at ELG specializes in fighting for victims and their families after a wreck that has occurred through no fault of their own. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid. We are here to help you in your time of need.
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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.