Tempe, AZ – Serious Injuries Reported in Motorcycle Crash on US 60 at McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ (March 2, 2020) – The eastbound lanes on U.S. 60 reopened Monday evening after a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV had blocked traffic near McClintock Drive and resulted in at least one serious injury, according to tweets from the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The department said the crash closed the on-ramps for Rural Road, Priest Drive, and Mill Avenue, while Bart Graves, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said that the crash was a serious injury collision that involved a motorcyclist and an SUV. Graves didn’t immediately specify what the motorcyclist’s condition was as of Monday afternoon, and it’s unknown how the crash occurred.
An investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona
Motorcycle crashes have accounted for nearly 14 percent of all traffic fatalities across the country over the last several years. According to information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these wrecks have more than doubled in the past 25 years. And crash statistics show that one in seven deaths on the highway happened on a motorcycle.
Due to the nature of these wrecks, tragic consequences may befall victims after a motorcycle accident. Victims may deal with long-term physical problems, medical bills, and even job loss or death. But the victims and their families affected by these injurious wrecks can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help.
In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims get justice and a fair settlement to compensate for their damages from a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after motorcycle crashes. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck that occurred through no fault of your own, contact our crash lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today.
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