Phoenix, AZ – Wrong-Way Accident on I-17
Phoenix, AZ (October 1, 2019) – Last night around 9:40 p.m., police reported that four people were injured in a wrong-way accident on Interstate-17 in Phoenix.
The accident occurred when a driver headed the wrong way on the highway collided into three vehicles. The crash closed down southbound traffic lanes until approximately 2 a.m.
Authorities received calls to their dispatch center about a driver headed in the wrong direction in the area. However, when they responded, the crash had already occurred.
The drivers of multiple vehicles were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Police claim that the injuries ranged from serious to non-life-threatening. The driver who caused the accident was seriously injured.
The investigation into the accident is currently ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Arizona
A report from the National Traffic Safety Administration has shown that Arizona remains near the top of the list for the top five most dangerous states across the country. Injuries happen every single day, leading to serious hospitalizations to the parties involved. Victims of these accidents receive physical and emotional trauma due to accidents, which can have a huge impact on their lives. If you or a loved one have been harmed at the hands of a negligent driver, an Arizona car accident attorney can assist you in your time of need.
Our skilled personal injury attorneys at ELG Law specialize in fighting for victim’s rights after a serious accident. When you believe that an at-fault driver has caused an accident, you have many rights and protections under the law as you work toward compensation for a variety of damages. Contact our accident attorneys for more information at (623) 562-3838.
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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.