Gila Bend, AZ – Three Killed in Truck Accident on SR 85 Near Pima St
Gila Bend, AZ (September 25, 2020) – Authorities with the Arizona Department of Public Safety are investigating a deadly crash that happened early Friday morning near Gila Bend.
DPS says that the crash occurred just before 9:00 a.m. on the State Route 85, directly south of Gila Bend. The crash involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle. The accident resulted in a fire and killed three people.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said that State Route 85 was closed in both directions at milepost 5 near Pima Street. No names or details on how the crash happened have been released, though investigators say that they’re still piecing together the events that led up to the crash.
The investigation into this crash is ongoing, and no charges have been filed.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims. Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Arizona
According to authorities with the Department of Public Safety, there were almost 12,500 truck and bus accidents, nearly 100 of which resulted in deaths in Arizona, in the last year. Nearly 2,728 truck collisions have ended in death, making these accidents some of the most serious and dangerous on the road.
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 involving large trucks. When it comes to truck 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 large truck and bus 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 truck accident, it is a good idea to speak with a truck accident attorney in Phoenix 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.
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Please contact our skilled truck accident lawyers in Phoenix 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.