Phoenix, AZ – Two-Car Crash Causes Injuries on SR 51 at Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ (August 7, 2020) – Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety are investigating an injury crash that occurred on State Route 51 in Phoenix on Friday evening.
According to initial reports, the crash happened just before 8:00 p.m. on northbound SR 51 at McDowell Road. DPS says that at least two damaged vehicles were photographed at the side of the highway as the result of the collision. EMTs arrived on the scene shortly after the accident occurred and said that victims were being treated at the scene with one possible transport to an area hospital via ambulance.
The cause of the crash is unknown, though officers from the Phoenix Police Department and DPS were both on the scene to conduct their investigation.
Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Injury Car Crashes in Arizona
According to reports from authorities with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, there were thousands of highway accidents last year alone, hundreds of which resulted in deaths in Arizona. Several of these highway collisions have ended in death, making these accidents some of the most serious and dangerous on the road.
Furthermore, Arizona has some of the most dangerous roads in the entire country, including several of the freeway loops, state routes, and Interstate 10, which stretches from Phoenix to California. This stretch of highway alone sees an average of 85 deaths per year, and the entire state averages 700 traffic deaths each year.
Many of these fatalities are the result of driver negligence or accidents involving larger vehicles or greater speeds on the highway. And when it comes to highway accidents, victims may suffer from long-term physical issues, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death as a result of their serious injuries. The nature of these highway collisions means that victims sustain more serious injuries or even lose their lives as a result of the accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a highway accident, it is a good idea to speak with a Phoenix accident attorney or an Arizona wrongful death attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG, our compassionate attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve to seek fair reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma.
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 after your visit. So at worst, you get free advice.
And at ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and assured that we will answer all of your questions.
Please contact our skilled Arizona accident lawyers for the help you need today at (623) 877-3600.
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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.