Phoenix, AZ – Critical Injuries Reported in Car Crash on I-10 at L-202 South Mtn
Phoenix, AZ (July 14, 2020) – A crash resulting in serious injuries closed westbound Interstate 10 approaching the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway on early Monday morning.
According to officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the wreck occurred around 1:00 a.m. on I-10 near 51st Avenue. Authorities said that a driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while impaired, and one of the victims involved sustained life-threatening injuries.
The freeway opened again shortly after 7:00 a.m., though the wreck is still under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a quick recovery.
Injurious Car Wrecks in Arizona
According to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Arizona is one of the top five most dangerous states in the country for drivers. Fatalities and injuries are especially prevalent during the summer months. The study, which tracked injuries and fatalities between May and September, reported that Interstate 10 had 100 fatalities during that time.
It’s clear that these serious incidents are an unfortunate reality of life in Arizona. Those who sustain crash injuries go through physical and emotional trauma, having to document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and even take time from work or deal with job loss. But individuals who are affected 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.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG specializes in fighting for victims and their families after a wreck. 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.