Flagstaff, AZ – Injuries Reported in Crash on I-40 Near Petrified Forest
Flagstaff, AZ (May 25, 2020) – Multiple cars crashed on Interstate 40 in Flagstaff Monday afternoon, causing at least one injury requiring treatment by Flagstaff EMTs.
Officers from the Flagstaff Police Department say that the crash happened around 1:00 p.m. on I-40 westbound near the Petrified Forest at milepost 305. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the crash caused the left lanes of westbound I-40 to be closed but the road has since reopened. Flagstaff EMTs were at the scene of the accident to evaluate and treat the victims but have not released details about their identities or injuries. A medical helicopter was also at the scene to airlift at least one victim who sustained serious injuries.
It is unclear what caused the accident and how many victims were injured, but the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Car Wrecks in Arizona
Per information from authorities with the Department of Public Safety, there were thousands of serious highway accidents that resulted in critical injuries and even deaths in Arizona in the last year. In fact, nearly 5,000 of these collisions have ended in at least one fatality, making these accidents some of the most serious and dangerous on the road.
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. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident on Arizona’s dangerous major highways, it is a good idea to speak with a Phoenix car accident attorney 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. Please learn more about your options by contacting our car accident lawyers in Arizona for the help you need today at (623) 877-3600.
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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.