Tempe, AZ – Car Accident Causing Injuries Reported on L-202 Red Mtn at Scottsdale Rd
Tempe, AZ (February 24, 2021) – A serious crash closed the exit lane of the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway near Scottsdale Road on Wednesday morning and appeared to result in at least one injured victim.
Per reports from the Tempe Police Department, the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of the freeway around 8:30 a.m. Footage from Arizona Department of Transportation cameras showed multiple first responders at the scene of the accident.
Traffic was backed up for several miles, as the exit ramp was closed after at least two vehicles collided and one spilled cargo.
There’s no word yet on how many victims were injured or what led to the crash, but the accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Arizona
Crash numbers reported statewide from last year show that two or more vehicles were involved in more than half of the 55,000 total car accidents that occurred in Arizona. Furthermore, officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation noted that those total crashes resulted in nearly 35,000 injuries. Because of the nature of these multi-vehicle wrecks, victims and families could be paying a steep price.
Despite an overall decline in the number of crashes and injuries on Arizona roads last year, traffic deaths were at their highest level in more than a decade.
In fact, there were 1,010 fatalities on the state’s roads last year, according to the annual crash facts report released Tuesday by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Those involved in multi-vehicle accidents may experience a number of tragic, unforeseen consequences after a wreck, from long-term medical expenses and serious injuries to even job loss or death. But those affected can contact a Phoenix crash lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek justice from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys in Arizona at ELG have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and know what it takes to secure fair compensation for those affected by accidents.
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. Plus, every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. So at worst, you get free advice. We won’t cut corners or use intake specialists to talk or meet with you. At ELG, we guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all of your questions. Please reach out to our Arizona car accident lawyers at (623) 877-3600 or https://www.ELGphx.com/contact/ to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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.