Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Four-Car Crash Kills Child & Results in Several Injuries on I-10 Near Picacho
Tucson, AZ (December 25, 2020) – Officers have released further details after a car crash involving four vehicles shut down the multiple westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Picacho and Eloy and eventually closed the entire highway on Thursday evening.
The four-vehicle crash occurred near Eloy around 8:00 p.m. and left one child dead. Multiple people sustained injuries, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Information released by TPD officers notes that a man driving a car with a woman and two children crossed over from the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 to the westbound lanes and crashed with three cars at milepost 211, located between Eloy and Picacho.
All four people in the car that crossed over were taken to an area medical center, where one of the children riding in the vehicle died. Multiple people in the other cars were also taken to the hospital with various injuries, though their current conditions are known.
The accident remains under investigation 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 Car Accidents in Arizona
When it comes to car accidents in Arizona, serious injuries and even fatalities are par for the course. In fact, nearly one thousand motor vehicle crashes ended in death in 2018 alone. Another 37,000 injury accidents on major highways and thoroughfares, resulting in more than 50,000 injuries.
Furthermore, a recent report showed that Arizona has some of the deadliest roads in the country.
A report released last week by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit, stated that there are 1.09 deaths for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled in Arizona. During the past four years, 642 people were killed in accidents on interstates in Arizona. Plus, authorities say that at least 43% of those killed were involved in crashes where speeding was a factor. At least 36% of crash fatalities were caused by impairment, and finally, at least 41% of those killed weren’t wearing a safety belt.
After these highway accidents caused by another driver’s negligence, victims may suffer from long-term physical issues, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death as a result of their serious injuries.
At ELG, our compassionate attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve to seek fair reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma.
Our attorneys 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. So at worst, you get free advice in your time of need.
Our attorneys at ELG do not cut corners and use intake specialists to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions thoroughly and compassionately.
Please contact our highway crash attorneys in Phoenix for the help you need today at (623) 877-3600.
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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.