Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Fatality Reported in Multi-Car Crash on I-10 at Casa Blanca
Phoenix, AZ (December 1, 2019) – A deadly crash closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 10, just south of the Valley, near Casa Blanca Road and resulted in serious injuries.
Department of Public Safety officials said that at least one person died in the multi-car accident. Officers from the Phoenix Police Department added that the crash occurred around 11:25 a.m. on Sunday. Officials have not said how many vehicles were involved but did confirm that a horse trailer lost its cargo in the collision. The horse was corralled eventually, though several secondary accidents happened as a result of the initial wreck and caused the roadway to be shut down.
Motorists were advised to postpone travel or seek detours as heavy delays were anticipated. In addition to the reported fatality, police say that several people were injured and at least one victim was transported to the hospital by Phoenix paramedics.
Arizona Department of Transportation crews were on the scene, directing traffic to the westbound shoulder and clearing wreckage. Authorities are still investigating the crash at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Multi-Car Accidents in Arizona
Multi-car accidents in Arizona are all too common, with almost 127,000 collisions taking place in 2018 alone. In fact, the rate of injurious wrecks, as well as collisions involving multiple vehicles, has increased over the last 10 years.
After a multi-vehicle crash, the stresses for all involved are exacerbated. Oftentimes, victims and their families must deal with insurance companies, long-term injuries, emotional distress, and financial difficulties. Occasionally, victims may succumb to their injuries, leaving grieving families to pick up the pieces. However, those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about protecting their legal rights and seeking justice after a multi-car crash.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of their own. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and fair compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered due to the negligence of another driver.
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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.