Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Three-Car Crash on I-17 at Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ (July 16, 2020) – At least three vehicles collided on Interstate 17 Thursday evening, resulting in injuries.
According to officers with the Phoenix Police Department, all three vehicles involved were traveling on I-17 northbound, also known as the Black Canyon Freeway, near Union Hills Drive and the Yorkshire off-ramp when the accident occurred. Police officials say that at least two sedans and one cargo van collided in the off-ramp. News footage from the scene showed that all the vehicles sustained serious front-end and back-end damage, though it’s unclear how the wreck occurred at this time.
Phoenix fire rescue units and paramedics arrived to the site of the crash around 7:50 p.m., where they treated victims at the scene and appeared to transport at least one victim to a local hospital. However, no further details were released regarding the drivers’ information or their current conditions at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injurious Car Crashes in Arizona
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s recent accident report showed that there were more than 130,000 crashes across the state in 2018. Unfortunately, these wrecks resulted in numerous injuries. In fact, at least 37,000 wrecks involved at least two victims with serious injuries requiring medical attention or hospitalization.
Even more concerning is the fact that there are several fatalities each day from car crashes across Arizona. This alarming trend amounts to more than 1,000 traffic deaths every year.
When drivers or their passengers are wounded in a crash, they may be subject to tragic circumstances. Oftentimes, victims and their families 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 away from work, resulting in lost wages. And when victims lose their lives in a car crash, their grieving families are left to pick up the pieces.
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. Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG specializes in fighting for victims and their families.
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. At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. Furthermore, we guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys who only handle accident matters. That means that you can feel confident and rest assured that you are in good hands. At ELG, we will answer all of your questions pertaining to your potential case.
Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid. Our skilled, compassionate attorneys are here to help you safeguard your rights after you’ve suffered in a crash caused by a negligent driver.
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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.