Chandler, AZ – Two Killed & One Injured in Two-Car Crash on L-202 at Kyrene Rd
Chandler, AZ (October 31, 2020) – Two people were killed and a trooper was seriously injured after a wreck that closed the westbound lanes of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler on Saturday afternoon.
Per reports from the Chandler Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a passenger vehicle ran into an Arizona DPS trooper car that had been parked on the side of the highway. The trooper was investigating a separate collision in the area.
As the trooper was sitting in his vehicle, the white passenger car traveling westbound entered the shoulder, rear-ending the trooper’s vehicle.
The male driver and female passenger were both killed in the crash, according to rescue authorities who arrived at the scene shortly after the incident occurred. The trooper was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with serious injuries but not life-threatening injuries.
The crash shut down part of the freeway and caused a massive backup, with all traffic exiting at Kyrene Road. Officers are still investigating the accident at this time and have not released further details about those involved.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured officer and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
According to authorities with the Department of Public Safety, there were thousands of accidents last year, hundreds of which resulted in deaths in Arizona. Furthermore, Arizona has some of the most dangerous roads in the entire country, including several of the freeway loops and Interstate 10, which stretches from Phoenix to California. This stretch of highway alone sees an average of 85 deaths per year, and the entire state averages 700 traffic deaths each year.
Many of these fatalities are the result of driver negligence or accidents on the highway. And when it comes to highway accidents, victims may suffer from long-term physical issues, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death as a result of their serious injuries. The nature of these collisions means that victims sustain more serious injuries or even lose their lives as a result of the accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, it is a good idea to speak with an accident attorney in Arizona or an Arizona wrongful death attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG, our compassionate attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve to seek fair reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma.
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 after your visit. So at worst, you get free advice 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.