Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Wrong-Way Crash on I-10 at 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ (July 27, 2020) – Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say that impairment was a factor in a wrong-way accident that occurred on Interstate 10 in Phoenix early Monday morning, resulting in traffic backups and injuries.
Officers with the Phoenix Police Department say that the crash happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. in the area of 32nd Street in Phoenix. Video from the Arizona Department of Transportation’s freeway cameras showed DPS vehicles speeding along I-10 to catch up with the wrong-way driver before the crash occurred. Local troopers then performed a traffic break to catch the wrong-way driver.
According to DPS, the allegedly impaired wrong-way driver, a 47-year-old woman from Phoenix, hit the wall in the center median before being stopped and taken into custody by officers. It appears that she may have hit another vehicle in the accident, as Phoenix EMTs were at the scene to assess the scene.
No other information was immediately available, though the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Accidents in Arizona
Usually caused by impaired, distracted, or otherwise negligent drivers, wrong-way crashes mean severe consequences for those involved. In fact, wrong-way collisions, more than any other type of crash, occur when drivers are under the influence. Furthermore, studies show that nearly 90% of these wrong-way accidents are caused by some sort of driver negligence.
Plus, Interstate 10 in Arizona is one of the most dangerous highways in the country, ranking in the top five across the nation for fatalities and injuries. Nearly 300,000 motorists travel on the Interstate 10 in Phoenix’s stretch of the highway on a daily basis, putting many drivers at risk for serious collisions on the major thoroughfare.
Tragic, unforeseen consequences may plague victims and their families after these wrong-way accidents. Due to the nature of these serious crashes, which are often head-on collisions, victims are much more vulnerable to serious injury or even death. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit.
At ELG, our skilled team of Arizona injury accident lawyers specializes in fighting for victims and their families.
In fact, at ELG, 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. At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you.
Contact our accident attorneys in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid. Our compassionate, experienced attorneys are ready to help you secure justice and seek your fair compensation after your accident 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.