Glendale, AZ – Woman Killed in Fatal Head-On Crash on SR 169 at I-17
Glendale, AZ (May 27, 2020) – A 64-year-old woman died early on Wednesday after a multi-car crash on State Route 169 at Interstate 17
According to officials dispatched to the scene, the Jeep she was driving collided with two pickup trucks on SR 169. The wreck occurred shortly before 4:00 a.m. when her Jeep crossed the center line for an unknown reason and sideswiped a pickup truck, per reports from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The Jeep then collided head-on with another pickup truck.
Both of the trucks were heading northbound on SR 169 at the time of the crash. The driver of the Jeep died at the location, though DPS officials did not reveal the driver’s name.
The driver of the first truck sustained minor injuries, while the driver of the truck in the head-on crash was flown to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
SR 169 was closed for several hours for the investigation, which is still ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families affected by this accident.
Injurious Car Wrecks in Arizona
Hundreds of car wrecks occur daily on Arizona roads, ranging from small fender benders to significant multi-car accidents with injuries or even casualties. Approximately 130,000 collisions happened throughout the state last year alone, with nearly 11,000 of those involving at least two vehicles and two or more injured victims. And according to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, serious car accidents are on the rise.
These collisions are stressful for those involved and can lead to tragic, unforeseen situations for victims and their families. Multi-car crashes result in emotional distress, long-term physical problems, complicated negotiations with insurance companies, and lost wages. However, those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights after a crash.
ELG’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash caused by other drivers’ negligence. If you’ve sustained injuries in a wreck that occurred through no fault of your own, contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation.
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.