Flagstaff, AZ – Wrong-Way Collision on I-40

Flagstaff, AZ – Wrong-Way Collision on I-40

Flagstaff, AZ (November 14, 2019) – A wrong-way collision was responsible for the closing of the eastbound lanes of Interstate-40 in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 14th.

I-40 eastbound was shut down at milepost 195 starting at about 3:30 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The Department of Public Safety stated that the accident was between two vehicles–a tanker truck and an SUV. Initial reports indicate that one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong direction along the interstate when the accident occurred. No information has been confirmed as to which of the two it was.

The DPS said the scope of the victim’s injuries are currently unknown.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Head-On Collisions in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ - Wrong-Way Collision on I-40

By a wide margin, some of the most catastrophic car accidents that you will ever have the misfortune to witness involve head-on collisions. The absolute power of two cars smashing front-first into one another is horrifying. 

These kinds of accidents almost always cause their victims to suffer critical injuries and, in the most unpropitious circumstances, they die. 

Two vehicles colliding with one another head-first going an average speed of 50 miles per hour is the same as driving your car at 100 miles per hour straight into a brick wall. It does not matter how much-upgraded safety features your car has when an accident of this magnitude takes place your chances of walking away from it are slim to none. 

If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, attorneys at ELG Law are here to help you when you need it the most. 

With decades of experience, our well-versed Arizona-based attorneys pride themselves on the vast legal knowledge they have acquired throughout their careers.

If you have recently been injured due to the negligence of another driver, we strongly urge you to reach out to a qualified personal injury attorney by giving us a call at (623) 562-3838 and scheduling an appointment for a  free case evaluation.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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.