Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Truck Crash on I-17 at Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ (May 2, 2020) – Injuries were reported after a truck accident on Interstate 17 near Northern Avenue on Saturday night.
According to reports from Phoenix police and fire officials, the accident occurred in the left lanes of I-17 southbound near Northern Avenue around 7:00 p.m., blocking all but the right lane. Some victims sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene, though Phoenix fire officials said that at least one person was transported to an area hospital via ambulance. It appears that the accident occurred when a truck pulled a large boat was rear-ended, causing a chain-reaction accident.
Further details were not immediately available, though authorities are still investigating the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Truck Collisions in Arizona
According to authorities with the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were almost 12,500 truck and bus accidents across Arizona in 2012, 97 of which resulted in deaths. Almost 3,000 of these accidents with large vehicles ended in at least one fatality, making this type of collision one of the most serious and dangerous threats that motorists encounter on the road.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in one of these accidents, it is a good idea to speak with an accident attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG, our accident attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and more. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (623) 877-3600. Our compassionate, skilled injury attorneys are ready to help you safeguard your legal rights today.
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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.