Phoenix, AZ – Woman in Critical Condition After Wreck on I-17 at Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ (June 16, 2020) – A woman is in extremely critical condition after an early morning crash on Tuesday in Phoenix.
According to officers with the Phoenix Police Department, the wreck happened shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the I-17 southbound off-ramp at Bethany Home Road. According to the Department of Public Safety, a young driver lost control of their car, hit a wall, and then went up onto the sidewalk at the ramp, hitting a woman.
The driver continued on for a bit but stopped shortly after the accident occurred. Police said that the four kids who were in the vehicle, including the driver, tried to flee the scene; however, they were all detained by officers.
The ramp at Bethany Home Road was closed for several hours while detectives conducted the on-scene portion of their investigation. The accident remains under investigation at this time, and none of the names of those involved has been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family. We hope for her full recovery.
Injury Car Wrecks in Arizona
More than one hundred car wrecks occur throughout the state every day, many involving injuries. Though car accidents are an unfortunately common reality of life in Arizona, car crash victims still suffer physical and emotional trauma. This trauma is further compounded when an accident occurred through no fault of their own.
And per data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, nearly 50,000 injuries occurred statewide in 2018. These injurious accidents mean tragic consequences for victims, such as long-term injuries, costly hospital bills, mental distress, and financial difficulties. But those affected can seek help from a Phoenix accident lawyer to safeguard their legal rights.
At ELG, our skilled team of injury accident lawyers in Phoenix specializes in fighting for victims and their families after they’ve experienced these devastating incidents through no fault of their own. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 to schedule your free 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.