Phoenix, AZ (August 19, 2022) – A serious car accident happened in Phoenix on the morning of August 18. At around 11:10 a.m., the wreck was reported to officials in the area who promptly responded to the crash site.
Reports state that the incident took place on I-17 near Thomas Road. What caused the crash currently remains unknown.
Traffic was backed up back to Cactus Road/exit 209 while responders were peasants in the area. Local drivers were asked to steer clear of the crash site or find alternative routes while the scene was occupied.
Police continue to investigate the details of the incident. At this time, it remains unclear what caused the incident to occur.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
Nothing further has been reported at this time.
Arizona Auto Accidents
When you get into a car to drive, unfortunately, there is an imminent risk of becoming involved in an accident. On average, approximately 6 million vehicle accidents happen per year in the United States. Of those accidents, roughly 3 million people sustain injuries. Most of these wrecks are the result of negligent driving. Some common forms of driver negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
In Arizona, about 125,000 auto collisions happen every year. These collisions cause injuries to over 55,000 people every year and end the lives of over 1,000 people. Currently, in Arizona, speeding causes the majority of the auto collisions. Throughout the United States, approximately 31% of fatalities related to car crashes are the result of speeding. This means that over 11,000 people lose their lives per year due to drivers who choose to travel at unsafe speeds.
The fatality rate related to auto collisions in the United States is approximately twice the average fatality rate in other developed countries. Approximately two million people are permanently injured every year in the US while approximately 4.4 million sustain injuries so severe that they have to spend time in the hospital. The societal and economic impact of auto collisions in the United States sits at around 8 billion dollars per year. What is most alarming is that over 90% of these collisions are caused by driver negligence.
The top ten causes of car accidents in the United States are currently:
- Distracted driving: More than 1,000 individuals are injured in distracted-driving-related collisions every day in the US.
- Running red lights: Driving through a red light will almost always result in a severe collision.
- Speeding: Driving at unsafe can result in negative consequences for everyone involved. Speeding has caused about a quarter of car wrecks in the United States every year since 2009.
- Reckless driving: Reckless motorists are dangerous and unpredictable. Failing to use a turn signal, cutting someone off, tailgating, disobeying traffic signals, and more are all examples of reckless driving that can easily cause a collision.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, you should call an attorney to learn more about your legal right toward financial compensation. A car crash lawyer in Phoenix can help you file a personal injury claim so you’re able to cover the costs related to your collision.
A car accident resulting in a visit to the emergency room can cost approximately $4,000. The cost of hospitalization for serious car accident injuries can reach more than $50,000. One of our skilled attorneys at the law office of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC can help you get money to help with the financial burden you may be facing during this difficult time.
Our team of trusted attorneys works diligently to assist injured accident victims recover full and fair financial compensation for their injuries and losses. You can reach our office at 602-903-2905. Contact our law firm today to get started on your own path to financial recovery.
Note: Our writers have used outside and secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include local and state police accident reports, news and social media outlets, as well as eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this incident. If you locate any information that is incorrect, please contact our firm right away so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post if requested.
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