Phoenix, AZ – Motorcyclist Killed in Multi-Car Accident on L-101 at 51st Ave
Phoenix, AZ (November 12, 2019) – A motorcyclist died early Tuesday after an accident on Loop 101, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Trooper Jonathan Montes from the Phoenix Police Department said that the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Loop 101 east of 51st Avenue when he was hit. As he was riding in the eastbound lanes, he was rear-ended and ejected.
After the rider was ejected, he was hit by another vehicle as well as a commercial vehicle, Montes said. The man was taken to a hospital via ambulance in critical condition but later died from his injuries.
The other drivers were not injured and stayed on the scene to cooperate with authorities. Montes said no criminal charges were pending, though the accident remains under investigation at this time. The freeway’s right and center lanes were blocked around 5:15 a.m., causing backups that remained throughout the morning rush hour as police cleared the scene and collected witness statements.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Wrecks in Phoenix
A recent report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that motorcycle accidents have more than doubled in the past 25 years. These motorcycle wrecks have caused numerous fatalities and injuries in the last year alone. And across the country, statistics show that nearly 15 percent of highway deaths occurred due to motorcycle accidents.
Oftentimes, the nature of these wrecks means that victims and their families must cope with tragic, unforeseen consequences. Long-term physical problems, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death may result from a serious motorcycle crash. But those affected by these injurious or fatal motorcycle wrecks can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help.
In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims and families who have lost loved ones get the justice and fair settlement they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death suit.
Our knowledgeable, compassionate motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after motorcycle wrecks. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck that occurred through no fault of your own or lost your loved one in a motorcycle crash, contact our crash lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation 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.