Phoenix, AZ – Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-17 at Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ (June 9, 2020) – At least two people were injured after a wrong-way accident in Phoenix early Sunday morning.
Per reports from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the wreck happened around 1:15 a.m. on southbound Interstate 17, just before Buckeye Road.
Troopers at the scene say impairment is suspected to be a factor, but they have not released further details at this time. The interstate was closed most of the morning while investigators collected evidence at the scene.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Wrecks in Arizona
Usually caused by impaired, distracted, or otherwise negligent drivers, wrong-way crashes mean severe consequences for those involved. In fact, wrong-way collisions, more than any other type of crash, occur when drivers are under the influence. Furthermore, studies show that nearly 90% of these wrong-way accidents are caused by some sort of driver negligence.
Tragic, unforeseen consequences may plague victims and their families after these wrong-way wrecks. Due to the nature of these serious crashes, which are often head-on collisions, victims are much more vulnerable to serious injury or even death. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG have years of experience advocating for victims and their families affected by these wrecks.
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. So at worst, you get free advice. Contact our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and safeguard your legal rights.
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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.