Phoenix, AZ – 6 Hospitalized in Multi-Car Crash at 16th St & Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ (January 1, 2020) – Six people have been hospitalized after a serious crash in Phoenix early Wednesday morning.
Officials from the Phoenix Fire Department say that the crash occurred near 15th Street and Yale Street, near the major cross streets of 16th Street and Thomas Road. An officer at the scene said that five people were in an SUV that crashed into a brick wall at the scene. A woman was sitting in a parked car when her vehicle was struck by the SUV.
Officials treated six patients, including four people in critical condition, at the crash scene and transported them to the hospital. The patients in critical condition are said to be men between the ages of 18 and 29. Two other patients are in stable condition, with one who refused to be taken to the hospital via ambulance.
The driver of the SUV, a 21-year-old, was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .18, according to police. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with those involved in the accident, including the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Injurious Accidents in Arizona
From speeding and reckless driving to driving under the influence, distracted or negligent drivers can cause serious accidents. In fact, studies show that nearly 90 percent of accidents across the country are caused by some form of driver negligence, including impairment and distraction.
When drivers fail to obey traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely, victims and their families pay the price. Oftentimes, the victims of serious crashes have to deal with long-term injuries, property damage, costly medical expenses, and even job loss. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek a fair settlement from a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have spent years fighting for victims and their families affected by car accidents. Contact our knowledgeable, experienced auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free today and protect your legal rights in the aftermath of a car accident.
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