Phoenix, AZ – Officer Injured in Intersection Crash at 24th St & McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ (May 14, 2020) – A police sergeant with the Phoenix Police Department suffered injuries after an alleged red-light runner hit his patrol SUV late Monday evening.
Officers from the Phoenix Police Department say that the wreck happened around 11:00 p.m. in the area of 24th Street and McDowell Road. Per Sgt. Tommy Thompson, the other driver ran a red light. That person’s car then collided with the police officer’s SUV. Footage from the scene showed significant front-end damage to the officer’s SUV, as well as damage to the driver’s side of the car.
The sergeant behind the wheel of SUV was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital. He was later released and is recovering at home.
The accident is currently being investigated by the Phoenix Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the injured officer and his family at this time.
Multi-Vehicle Wrecks in Arizona
According to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 130,000 crashes occurred throughout the state last year, with almost 11,000 involving at least two vehicles. Of the many highways in Arizona, Interstate 10 claims one of the highest rates of serious multi-vehicle accidents. And these multi-car crashes mean more stress for victims and can result in serious injuries, affecting the parties involved on a long-term basis.
In fact, multi-vehicle accidents can cause emotional distress, long-term physical problems, issues with insurance companies, and even lost wages for victims. However, victims and their families can seek help from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer and learn more about safeguarding their legal rights after a crash.
ELG’s Arizona auto accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of their own. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our Phoenix accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and fair compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered due to the negligence of another driver.
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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.