Phoenix, AZ – Serious Injuries Reported in Two-Car Crash at 19th Ave & Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ (August 3, 2020) – Three children were seriously injured after a car accident involving an unmarked Phoenix police vehicle that occurred on Monday.
According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with the Phoenix Police Department, the crash happened near 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road around 8:00 a.m. Officers state that a vehicle with two adults and three children inside made a U-turn and collided with an unmarked police SUV that was heading westbound on Buckeye Road.
All five people inside the vehicle were transported to the hospital via ambulance for their injuries.
The three children in the car, a 3-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 6-year-old boy were all seriously injured. Fire rescue units and EMTs dispatched to the scene say that the 3-year-old boy is in extremely critical condition, while the 4-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries and the 6-year-old boy sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The driver, who is the father of the children, was also seriously injured. The children’s mother, who was riding the passenger seat, sustained minor injuries.
The officer in the unmarked SUV was also transported to the hospital for serious injuries. Fortune said that the officer was not pursuing the vehicle involved in the accident.
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 Department of Transportation 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 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 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.