Maricopa, AZ – Fatality Reported in Wrong-Way Crash on SR 347 Near Casa Blanca Rd
Maricopa, AZ (February 24, 2020) – A wrong-way crash left one person dead late Sunday night on State Route 347 near Maricopa.
Per a report released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the wrong-way driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of SR 347 near Casa Blanca Road when he crashed head-on into another vehicle just after 11:30 p.m. DPS said the wrong-way driver was taken to a local hospital via ambulance for serious injuries. The other driver was also taken to a hospital, but they were later pronounced dead.
DPS detectives believe impairment was a factor in this crash, though officers are still investigating the incident at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Wrong-Way Crashes in Arizona
There has been a growing trend in wrong-way crashes nationwide over the last several years, especially in Arizona. According to recent numbers released by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there have been 1,175 wrong-way incidents in the state since the start of this year alone.
Oftentimes, wrong-way crashes result in serious, sometimes fatal consequences. Victims who sustain injuries in these collisions through no fault of their own may be left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. But those affected can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a wrong-way accident.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from serious collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights in the aftermath of a wrong-way accident.
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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.