Driver Allegedly Fled Scene on Foot After Phoenix Expressway Crash

photo%205%20%281%29.jpg Car accidents in Arizona are responsible for thousands of injuries every year. Many of those who are harmed are injured due in no part to their own actions but rather to the negligent or reckless conduct of other drivers. These victims may be left with mounting medical bills and with no means to pay the expenses they incur due to a crash.

But the laws of Arizona aim to hold responsible driver liable for their actions, including the injuries they cause. To make this possible, the victims of a car crash are often entitled to seek a financial recovery for their losses through the use of a civil claim. These claims are available to victims regardless of whether an at-fault driver receives a traffic ticket in the accident and they are also may be available even if an at-fault driver cannot be identified or did not have insurance. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer can help you understand the legal implications of a crash, including your rights to seek relief, if you have been injured.

Early this morning, a two vehicle collision occurred on northbound I-17 in Phoenix near 7th Street. Early reports indicate that a Toyota pulled over to the side of the expressway and that a man in his 30’s exited the car to examine something under the hood. The man reportedly returned to his vehicle before a truck approached and struck the rear of the Toyota.

Officials say the truck was driven by a 25-year-old man who stopped his vehicle and initially approached the two occupants of the Toyota, the man and a woman in her 30’s. The second driver spoke to the occupants of the Toyota for a moment and then allegedly ran away from the scene on foot, leaving the truck behind at the site of the crash. Police responded to the scene to evaluate the accident and emergency medical personnel tended to the two Toyota occupants. The man sustained injuries described as minor but the woman was seriously injured and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment. Her current status is unknown.

According to officials, the 25-year-old driver of the truck was apprehended shortly after the collision when police noticed him standing near an intersection by the scene of the crash. It is not clear whether the man has been charged in connection with the collision but officials are looking into whether impairment played a role in the crash. Traffic in the area was diverted for some time as authorities investigated and cleared debris.

 

 

If you have been injured in a crash, you may be entitled to relief for your losses. The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. believe in fighting for the rights of those who have been injured through the negligence of others, and we are ready to fight for you as well.

We have a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and to provide you with a free, no obligation, confidential case consultation.

If you have been involved in a car accident and you were hurt, do not suffer in silence. Call us today and let us help you seek a recovery you deserve.

Prior Blog Entry:

PJ Tucker of Phoenix Suns Arrested, Charged with DUI, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 29, 2014.

Resource:

2 injured in freeway hit-and-run, by Adriana Desiderio, Fox 10 Phoenix, published July 30, 2014.