The Phoenix area is known for its desert conditions and it barren landscape but that overgeneralization is not true in all spots. If you know the Valley, you know that there are areas with farming, lush green fields, and even spots of open water if you know where to look. With these alternative conditions may come some less-than-typical vehicles in the area and potentially on the roads.
The laws in Arizona govern which types of vehicles can travel on local roads and how these vehicles may use surface roads when they do drive. It is up to traditional drivers of cars and trucks to look out for these vehicles and to yield the right-of-way when required to do so; it is up to all drivers, regardless of the type of vehicle they operate, to avoid collisions whenever possible. Safety should always be the primary concern when it comes to driving in Phoenix.
On Thursday night, a collision happened between a farm tractor and a car in the area of 73rd Drive and Broadway Road. The crash, near Tolleson, happened for unknown reasons and officials are still investigating the facts surrounding the incident.
Local police and emergency crews were on the scene and they tended to three victims in critical condition. Reportedly, a man in his 30s was driving the tractor prior to the impact and was trapped underneath it following the collision. A 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were also on the tractor and were harmed in the car accident; it is not clear whether anyone inside the car was hurt or sustained injuries.
All three people on the tractor were listed in critical condition and were transported to area hospitals for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
If you are injured in a car accident in Phoenix, regardless of what other type of vehicle was involved, you may be entitled to financial compensation A personal injury claim can help you recover for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages in addition to any other financial injuries you received.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. want to help you understand your options if a collision has affected your life. To make that possible, we offer all those who have been harmed the opportunity to receive a free case consultation without obligation when they call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. We keep a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day to take your call and if we represent you in your case, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
When an accident happens, make sure you have someone on your side who will fight for your rights. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. now.
Prior Blog Entry:
Maricopa County Crash Possibly Caused by Drunk Driver, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published February 12, 2015.
Tractor driver, 2 children critical after collision with car, by Steve Stout, CBS5AZ.com, published February 13, 2015.
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