Phoenix, AZ (November 2, 2022) – A serious auto crash was reported in Phoenix on the evening of November 2. At approximately 9:35 p.m., officials responded to the scene of an accident on Interstate 10.
According to information from reports, the wreck occurred on Interstate 10 near 67th Avenue/exit 137. Traffic was backed up back to Loop 202/South Mountain Freeway for several hours.
What caused the incident to occur is still being investigated by area authorities. At least one person was hurt in the wreck, however, the extent of their injuries was not reported.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured parties.
No further information has been released concerning the accident at this time.
Phoenix Auto Collisions
Unfortunately, car crashes are among the top ten causes of serious injuries and death in the United States. On average, roughly three million people are hurt per year in auto collisions in the United States. Approximately 6 million total accidents are reported yearly that take the lives of close to 40,000 people. In Arizona, more than 1,000 people lose their lives per year due to auto wrecks.
The fatality rate for auto collisions in America is approximately 12.4 fatalities per 100,000 individuals. This is about twice the average rate for other developed countries. Of these accidents, approximately two million people sustain permanent injuries per year in car accidents in the United States. About 4.4 million are injured so severely that they require hospital visits. The economic and societal impact of these collisions is approximately 8 billion dollars per year.
An alarming fact concerning all of these accidents is that more than 95% of them are the result of negligent drivers. Currently, the top causes of auto collisions in the United States are:
- Distracted driving
- Red light runners
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Intoxicated driving
If you have been hurt by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation for the damages you face in the aftermath of your accident. An auto accident attorney in Phoenix will help you file a car accident claim for compensation so you can cover the costs associated with your collision. According to information provided by the CDC, a car wreck resulting in an emergency room visit usually costs approximately $4,000. If hospitalization is required, more than $56,000 is needed to pay for a full recovery.
The law offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC helps injured crash victims make full and fast recoveries. One of our skilled attorneys can help you get the money you need to pay for the expenses related to your accident. 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.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be medical advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. None of this information should be considered legal advice. Speak to legal counsel about the specifics surrounding your injury accident. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene. This is not a solicitation for business.