Phoenix, AZ – 2 Officers Injured in DUI Accident at McDowell Rd & 45th Ave
Phoenix, AZ (April 27, 2020) – Two Phoenix police officers were injured when a suspected drunk driver crashed into their vehicle late Sunday evening.
According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with the Phoenix Police Department, the two officers were driving westbound on McDowell Road near 45th Avenue around 10:30 p.m. when a vehicle heading eastbound crossed into oncoming traffic. At that time, the vehicle crashed into the police car.
The two officers were taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Fortune said the suspect driver, whose name has not been released, showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI. The accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Car Crashes in Arizona
The latest accident report from the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that the state had more than 130,000 accidents in 2018. Unfortunately, numerous injuries resulted from these wrecks. In fact, at least 37,000 of the accidents involved at least two seriously injured victims requiring medical care or hospitalization.
Oftentimes, wreck victims must document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take time from work. They may even have to deal with lost wages or job loss. But victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
When it comes to securing a fair settlement and justice for those affected by wrecks, our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG specializes in fighting for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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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.