Phoenix, AZ – Three Hospitalized After Two-Car Crash at 75th Ave & Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ (December 2, 2020) – Two children and a woman were hospitalized after a head-on accident that occurred in west Phoenix Wednesday afternoon.
According to reports from the Phoenix Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the two-vehicle crash, which happened near 75th Avenue and Buckeye Road, just after 12:30 p.m. Capt. Todd Keller said a truck had crashed head-on into a small vehicle and that a total of three patients taken to the hospital. The victims included a 3-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy, and a 32-year-old woman. The two boys were described as immediate patients and the woman was in serious but stable condition.
The intersection was blocked while police worked to clear the scene and investigate the cause of the accident. It’s unclear if impairment is a factor in the crash, but the accident remains under investigation. No further details about those involved have been released.
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. 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 Phoenix or Mesa 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.