Phoenix, AZ – Officer Injured in Multi-Car Crash at 24th St & Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ (February 22, 2020) – Two officers from the Phoenix Police Department were involved in separate accidents on Friday night, with one of the officers sustaining serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to authorities, the officer behind the wheel of the second patrol car crashed as they were responding to the first officer-involved accident.
Phoenix police officials say the patrol car was hit by another vehicle around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of 24th Street and Southern Avenue. The officer in the patrol car was taken to an area hospital, and no one else was hurt in the accident.
Just blocks from that collision, another patrol car was hit by a vehicle near 23rd Street and Southern Avenue. The officer’s police cruiser rolled over from the impact, though there were no serious injuries reported from this wreck.
It is unclear how both crashes occurred at this time, though investigations are still ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured officers and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Accidents in Arizona
Injurious accidents, especially those that occur as a result of another driver’s negligence, are an unfortunate fact of life in Arizona. Approximately 146 individuals were injured each day as a result of car accidents in Arizona. This means that an injury occurred across the state about every 10 minutes. In 5 percent of all car accidents, negligence or impairment played a factor.
After a crash, victims often have to negotiate with insurance companies, pay for expensive medical treatment, and deal with lost wages after taking time from work. But those affected by these incidents can seek help from a personal injury lawyer after they’re involved in an accident through no fault of their own.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families after these devastating wrecks. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and review your legal options after a wreck.
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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.