Phoenix, AZ – Two Killed in Two-Car Crash at 31st Ave & Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ (December 26, 2020) – Two people have died and a third person is hospitalized with serious injuries after an accident occurred at a Phoenix intersection late Saturday morning.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the crash happened at 31st Avenue and Indian School Road around 11:30 a.m. Officers say that a Chrysler 300 driven by a 23-year-old man was heading westbound on Indian School Road when it collided with a Toyota Scion trying to turn left onto 31st Avenue. The Chrysler 300 was speeding at the time of the accident, police said.
Photos from the scene showed two badly-damaged cars. According to a statement released by Capt. Scott Douglas of the Phoenix Fire Department, one of the passengers had to be pulled from their vehicle.
The 27-year-old driver of the Toyota Scion, as well as their 18-year-old passenger, were both taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. They have since died from their injuries. The driver of the Chrysler 300 at an area medical center with serious injuries.
The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
Over the last several years, Arizona had one of the highest rates of multi-vehicle crashes in the nation, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. In fact, Arizona had one of the highest fatality rates in the country as a result of multi-car crashes in 2016 alone, going on to record several hundred deaths by the end of the year.
By the end of each calendar year for the past decade, almost 1,000 fatalities have been seen statewide as a result of these serious car accidents. It’s clear that when it comes to these crashes, victims and their families are paying a steep price as a result of other drivers’ negligence.
Whether it’s painful long-term injuries and trauma or even emotional distress and financial insecurity that may last for years to come, wrecks result in tragic consequences for both victims and their families. Occasionally, fatal accidents leave victims’ grieving families to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. Thankfully, those affected can seek help from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that occurred as a result of the negligent actions of another driver.
At ELG, our skilled team of Arizona injury accident lawyers specializes in fighting for victims and their families.
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 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.
Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you.
Our skilled Arizona injury lawyers at ELG are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys available valley-wide in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 or https://www.ELGphx.com/contact to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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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.