Phoenix, AZ – Injury Multi-Vehicle Crash Reported on I-17 at Pinnacle Peak Rd
Phoenix, AZ (October 10, 2020) – Several injuries were reported after a crash on Interstate 17 at Pinnacle Peak on Saturday evening.
Officials from the Phoenix Police Department said that the wreck occurred just before 11:15 p.m. and involved multiple vehicles. Initially, the wreck closed the left and HOV lanes and appeared to also involve a motorcycle.
It’s unclear how the accident occurred, though officers and fire rescue units were dispatched to the scene shortly after the wreck occurred to collect evidence and clear the wreck. At this time, it appears that the vehicles collided in the southbound lanes of I-17. Paramedics were also on the scene to treat victims and transport any victims who were seriously injured to a local area hospital.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says the crash forced the closure of the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 at Pinnacle Peak Road, and motorists were using the off- and on-ramps at Pinnacle Peak to continue on the highway.
Investigators on the scene are still working to piece together the moments leading up to the accident. The investigation into the crash continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Car Accidents in Arizona
Hundreds of accidents occur each day on the roads of Arizona. While most collisions are minor, other wrecks can lead to catastrophic effects on victims. In fact, recent statistics released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety show that 37,000 injury accidents took place statewide last year. Furthermore, Arizona is home to some of the deadliest thoroughfares in the country. Interstate 10 and Interstate 17 are both frequently cited as two of the most dangerous highways in the United States.
These highway collisions can mean tragedy for victims and their families, from high medical costs from serious injuries to even long-term physical trauma or job loss and death. Victims often feel intense emotional distress, especially when they’re involved in wrecks that occur due to the negligent actions of other drivers. Thankfully, victims and their families can seek the relief and legal aid they need from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer.
Local accident attorneys in Arizona can help both victims and their families seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury lawsuit. And when it comes to fighting for victims and their families, ELG’s auto accident attorneys in Arizona have years of experience, compassion, and skill.
Our attorneys 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 in your time of need.
At ELG, our attorneys do not cut corners and use intake specialists to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions thoroughly and compassionately.
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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.