Phoenix, AZ – Fatality Reported in Collision at Sonoran Desert Dr

Phoenix, AZ – Fatality Reported in Collision at Sonoran Desert Dr

Phoenix, AZ (October 2, 2019) – One fatality and at least one injury were reported after a four-car crash early Tuesday morning.

Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, four vehicles collided near East Sonoran Desert Drive and North Cave Creek Road. Stephen Coe, 77, was driving his 2006 Nissan Altima northbound on Cave Creek Road, shortly before 7:00 a.m., when he made a left turn on Sonoran Desert Drive and failed to yield.

He then collided with a 2007 Toyota RAV4 driven by a 61-year-old woman traveling southbound. The collision caused a chain-reaction wreck that also involved two other vehicles. Coe was transported to a hospital via ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead. The identities and current conditions of the other injured victims have not been released.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Stephen Coe. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery. 

Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Arizona

Hundreds of car wrecks occur daily on Arizona highways, ranging in severity from minor fender benders to serious crashes involving injuries or even fatalities. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 130,000 crashes occurred statewide last year, with almost 11,000 involving at least two drivers and multiple injuries.

When it comes to multi-vehicle wrecks, victims may have to deal with insurance companies, long-term physical problems, emotional trauma, and financial difficulties. However, those affected by these wrecks can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights.

ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash caused by the negligent actions of other drivers. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.

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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.