Wickenburg, AZ – Two Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on US 93
Wickenburg, AZ (October 3, 2020) – Two children who were traveling in a van with their family were killed in an accident that happened just northwest of Wickenburg early on Saturday morning.
Per reports from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes on US 93 at milepost 175. Officers with the Wickenburg Police Department said that a pickup truck traveling in the southbound lanes crossed over the center line into the northbound lanes of US 93, striking the axle of a semi-trailer that was being towed by a commercial truck-tractor.
Following the initial impact of the crash, the pickup truck then collided with a van that was also traveling northbound on US 93. The van was carrying a family of seven, and two of the children, who were under the age of 10, died at the scene.
The five surviving family members were transported to with hospital via ambulance with minor injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck was transported by air to a Phoenix-area hospital. They sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and are now under investigation for possible impairment.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
Arizona authorities released a report that showed 130,000 collisions happened statewide in the last year alone. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, more than 11,000 of these collisions involved at least two drivers and several injuries or deaths. Furthermore, there has been a 19% increase in accidents and a 25% overall increase in fatalities across the state in the last decade. Serious motor vehicle crashes have also resulted in billions of dollars in economic losses to the state of Arizona over the past several years.
It’s clear that multi-car accidents, especially those causing injuries, are an unfortunately common part of life in Arizona. When multiple victims are injured in an accident, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a Phoenix injury attorney. A skilled attorney can help victims and their families seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after they’ve suffered in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. We guarantee your consultation will be with one of our experienced injury attorneys that only handle accident matters. That means that you and your family can feel confident and assured that we will answer all your questions. Our compassionate Phoenix attorneys are here to help you safeguard your legal rights and learn more about filing a claim.
We 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.
ELG’s Arizona car accident attorneys have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our accident attorneys in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 or https://elgphx.com/contact/ to schedule your 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.