Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Car Crash Involving Forklift at Grand Ave
Phoenix, AZ (July 18, 2020) – An accident involving a forklift and an SUV in Glendale sent one person to the hospital early Friday morning.
Per reports from officers with the Phoenix Police Department, the crash happened just after 4:30 a.m. near 67th Avenue and Grand Avenue. Sgt. Randy Stewart with the Phoenix Police Department said that an SUV crashed into a flatbed truck that was carrying a forklift. After the initial collision, the forklift became dislodged, fell, and landed on the SUV. Two people were traveling in the SUV at the time of the accident and one of them was transported to a hospital via ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash closed the intersection, but it has since reopened. Stewart said that the crash is still under investigation, though further details on the cause of the accident have not been released. Officers are still working to determine if speed or impairment were factors in the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injurious Multi-Car Accidents in Arizona
A recent accident report released by the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that there were more than 130,000 crashes across the state in 2018. Unfortunately, these wrecks resulted in numerous injuries, and at least 37,000 wrecks involved two or more victims with serious injuries. These injuries, oftentimes requiring medical attention or hospitalization, can affect victims and their families for months or even years after an accident.
In fact, victims have to cope with both physical problems and emotional trauma. Wreck victims may be required to document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take time from work, resulting in lost wages. Thankfully, victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in a wreck caused by the negligence of another driver.
At ELG, our skilled team of injury accident lawyers in Arizona specializes in fighting for victims and their families after they’ve experienced these devastating incidents through no fault of their own.
In fact, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no! Our recommendation is to tell them you will seek out counsel first, then call us at ELG. We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice.
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Our skilled, compassionate team of injury accident lawyers at ELG specializes in fighting for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys in Arizona 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.