Mesa, AZ – Two Severely Injured in Rollover Crash on US 60 at Greenfield Rd
Mesa, AZ (August 11, 2020) – Two people were left critically injured after an accident occurred on US 60 eastbound near Greenfield Road on Tuesday.
Per officers with the Mesa Police Department, the accident occurred after the driver of a black Cadillac SUV rear-ended a fully marked Mesa police cruiser. Authorities say that the impact of the crash caused the SUV to roll and that it forced that police department officer’s car all the way on the right shoulder. Both vehicles sustained severe damage, according to Sgt. Kameron Lee of the Department of Public Safety.
Fire rescue crews had to extract the officer from his car and said that he was in and out of consciousness.
Authorities say the wreck occurred just before 11:00 a.m. and occurred shortly after the Arizona Department of Public Safety received a call about a ladder in the center lane of US 60 eastbound near Higley Road. The officer involved in the accident came across the debris before the troopers and stopped in the travel lane to remove the debris from the road. At that time, the black Cadillac Escalade rear-ended that officer’s patrol car.
The Mesa police officer, who is said to be in his 30s, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The woman who was driving the SUV is also in serious condition at a local medical center.
DPS is taking over the investigation and has not released further details about the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Rollover Accidents in Arizona
The Arizona Department of Transportation published its most recent crash report, which showed almost 35,000 accident injuries statewide in 2018. Of last year’s nearly 55,000 total accidents, more than half involved more than one injured victim and several of those accidents were reported as rollover wrecks. Oftentimes, victims may even succumb to their injuries after a rollover wreck, leaving grieving families to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of a serious accident.
Serious injuries, astronomical medical costs, and even job loss may plague victims and their families after a wreck. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
When it comes to supporting those affected by injury crashes, our Arizona accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience. We know what it takes to fight for victims and their families, and seek the fair compensation you deserve after a crash.
Our skilled Arizona injury attorneys at ELG have helped families affected by these accidents for decades, ensuring they’re able to safeguard their legal rights after losing a loved one as a result of negligent parties’ actions.
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