Phoenix, AZ – Officers Investigating Injury Wreck on L-202 at 24th St
Phoenix, AZ (August 27, 2020) – A multi-vehicle wreck on Thursday afternoon resulted in several injured victims, per reports from the Phoenix Police Department.
In addition to the Phoenix Police Department, local rescue units were dispatched to the scene. Officials say that the accident occurred when multiple passenger cars collided in the left and HOV lanes of L-202 westbound, also known as the Red Mountain Freeway, at 24th Street around 5:30 p.m.
Fire rescue and police units assisted injured victims and worked to determine the cause of the wreck, though they have not released the drivers’ information at this time. It appears that at least one victim may have been transported to an area hospital via ambulance, but further details on the extent of their injuries have not been released.
The accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Arizona
Statewide crash numbers from last year show that two or more vehicles were involved in more than half of the 55,000 total car accidents that occurred. The Arizona Transportation Department notes that those crashes resulted in nearly 35,000 injuries. Because of the nature of these multi-vehicle wrecks, victims and families could be paying a steep price.
And despite an overall decline in the number of crashes and injuries on Arizona roads last year, traffic deaths were at their highest level in more than a decade.
In fact, there were 1,010 fatalities on the state’s roads last year, according to the annual crash facts report released Tuesday by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Those involved in multi-vehicle accidents may experience a number of tragic, unforeseen consequences after a wreck, from long-term medical expenses and serious injuries to even job loss or death. But those affected can contact a Phoenix crash lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek justice from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our Arizona accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and know what it takes to secure fair compensation for those affected by accidents.
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. Plus, every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice. We won’t cut corners or use intake specialists to talk or meet with you. At ELG, we guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all of your questions. Please reach out to our car accident lawyers in Arizona at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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.