Crash between Driver and Police Officer Leaves 1 Dead

photo%201%20%281%29.jpgIn recent decades, Phoenix has experienced a population boom unlike most in the country. Citizens have flocked to the Valley to make it their home, leading to a drastic increase in population, and with it, an increase in the number of drivers and cars on the roads. Traffic is heavy along the expressways in the city, primarily during the morning and evening rush hours, but as most citizens can attest, nearly no time is traffic-free in Phoenix.

Unfortunately, a large number of car accidents occur every year in Phoenix and the surrounding towns including Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and Mesa. Many of these accidents leave victims with injuries ranging from the minor to the critical, and some crashes turn fatal. The victims of these accidents unfortunately cannot turn back time and avoid the collisions but they may be entitled to seek financial relief for their damages, including medical bills incurred and lost wages missed during time off work. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer in the Phoenix area may help you understand your options, including whether you have a valid claim for relief, if you have been involved in a car accident.

One of the most deadly types of accidents in the Valley are rollover collisions which occur when one or more vehicles involved tip or roll onto their sides or roofs. In these accidents, the vehicles involved are likely to sustain significant damage, increasing the odds that the passengers inside will become injured or lose their lives.

Police in Phoenix have confirmed a rollover crash took place early this morning on the Loop 101 southbound near the Loop 202. Witnesses have reported that a female driver was operating a vehicle in an erratic manner as she approached a stopped police vehicle on the shoulder of the road. A collision between the two vehicles occurred and at least one of the vehicles rolled over.

Emergency medical crews responded to the scene and transported the female driver of the first car to an area hospital but the injuries she sustained were too severe and she died shortly thereafter. Two individuals were inside the police vehicle, including an officer and a civilian, at the time of the impact. The officer sustained serious injuries though the nature of his damages have not been released. The civilian, who has not been identified, sustained minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

If a rollover collision or another type of car accident has affected your life or the life of your family member, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and help you understand the legal implications of your crash.

We offer a free case consultation without any obligation on your part when you call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. Everything discussed will be kept confidential and if we represent you in your case, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery in your behalf.

Being the victim of a car accident can be devastating. Do not let yourself continue to suffer after the dust settles from a crash, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today.

Prior Blog Entry:

Light Rail Expanding in Phoenix, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published September 15, 2014.

Resource:

Woman dies in rollover crash, Loop 101 SB closed, by Adriana Desiderio, Fox 10 Phoenix, published September 17, 2014.