Phoenix, AZ – Three Hospitalized After Three-Car Crash at 16th Ave & Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2020) – Two people were transported to the hospital in serious condition after an accident involving a stolen vehicle occurred on Tuesday morning in Phoenix.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the crash happened around 5:00 a.m. near 16th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Police say that the crash involved two cars and a bus.
Phoenix Police Sergeant Ann Justus says that one of the cars involved in the crash was a stolen vehicle with two people inside. An officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop for the vehicle, but the car didn’t stop. The officer stopped following the vehicle, and shortly thereafter, the car didn’t stop for a red light. When the driver of the stolen vehicle ran the red light, they hit another car and a city bus.
Phoenix fire said three people were transported to an area medical center. A 35-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, who were both in the stolen car, are in serious condition at the hospital. A 40-year-old man who was in the other vehicle was transported to the hospital as well. No one on the bus was transported.
An investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for a full recovery.
Injury Car Accidents in Arizona
Each year, thousands of people in Arizona experience injuries as a result of car accidents. Whether an accident is caused by distracted driving, impaired driving, or any other kind of driver error, victims and their families pay the price. Nearly 55,000 injury accidents occurred across the state in 2018 alone, making it clear that these accidents are an unfortunate reality of life.
Whether it’s expensive medical bills and serious injuries or long-term emotional trauma, victims’ lives may be left in shambles after a crash. However, victims and their families can bring a claim against a negligent driver who caused them harm. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney in Arizona about your legal rights as you move forward.
After an Arizona car accident, your phone may start ringing, and when you pick it up, it is a friendly insurance adjuster wanting to speak with you. They sound friendly and they make you think that they care about your interests. They actually may sound reassuring. However, be aware that if an insurance representative asks you to give them a statement, you may not have to do so, and it may actually not be in your best interest. In fact, 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 experienced Phoenix car accident attorneys have advocated for many victims involved in accidents. As you face a wide variety of damages and seek your fair compensation after a crash, you may have questions about safeguarding your legal rights.
At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. Our experienced, compassionate staff guarantee your consultation will be with one of our injury attorneys who only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.
We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. Please contact our Phoenix or Mesa accident attorneys for the help you deserve at (623) 877-3600 or https://elgphx.com/contact/.
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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.