Phoenix, AZ – Multi-Vehicle Accident Causes Injuries on I-17 NB at 7th St
Phoenix, AZ (February 22, 2021) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department are investigating a serious multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 17 that occurred on Monday afternoon.
The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on I-17 northbound near 7th Street, though it’s not clear how it initially occurred. Phoenix EMTs were at the scene of the accident to treat victims and transport at least one victim to an area hospital.
It appears two vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred in the left lanes of the highway before the 7th Street exit, but the victims’ current conditions and identities have not been released. News footage from the scene showed two vehicles pulled onto the shoulder of the highway, both with front-end and back-end damage.
Parademics were at the scene and working alongside officers to assist the victims of the crash. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to extend our thoughts to the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Arizona
Over the last several years, Arizona had one of the highest rates of multi-vehicle crashes in the nation, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. In 2016 alone, Arizona had one of the highest fatality rates following multi-car crashes, going onto record several hundred deaths by the end of the year.
By the end of each calendar year for the past decade, almost 1,000 fatalities have been seen statewide as a result of these serious car accidents. It’s clear that when it comes to these crashes, victims and their families are paying a steep price as a result of other drivers’ negligence.
Whether it’s painful long-term injuries and trauma or even emotional distress and financial insecurity that may last for years to come, wrecks result in tragic consequences for both victims and their families. Occasionally, fatal accidents leave victims’ grieving families to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. Thankfully, those affected can seek help from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that occurred as a result of the negligent actions of another driver.
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.
Our skilled Arizona injury lawyers at ELG are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys available valley-wide today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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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.