Florence Junction, AZ – Prisoner Injured in Crash on U.S. 60 at Florence Junction
Florence Junction, AZ (November 29, 2019) – A Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) deputy collided with a cow on the U.S. 60 near Florence Junction early Thursday morning, resulting in injuries for a prison inside the vehicle.
According to PCSO, the deputy was transporting a prisoner when the collision occurred on U.S. 60 westbound near State Route 79 around 2:00 a.m. PCSO said it is abnormal for livestock to be loose in the area, especially on the highway, and are investigating where the livestock originated.
The prisoner was taken to a hospital for evaluation as a precaution, while the officer sustained minor injuries. The U.S. 60 westbound was closed briefly while the scene was cleared. PCSO is investigating and no further information was made available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Wrecks in Arizona
Injurious crashes are an unfortunate fact of life in Arizona, particularly those that happen as a consequence of the negligence of another driver. Almost 146 people were injured each day last year as a result of car accidents statewide. Furthermore, impairment was a factor in 5 percent of all vehicle crashes.
Victims may have to deal with insurance companies, pay for expensive medical treatment, and cope with lost wages or even job loss after an injurious accident. Those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer after they’re involved in an accident that occurs through no fault of their own.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families, securing justice and their fair compensation after these devastating wrecks. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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