Traffic is a daily issue for those who live in or work in Maricopa County. The Phoenix area sees a heavy amount of traffic around-the-clock but rush hours in the morning and the evenings are prone to some of the heaviest vehicular loads. With a large amount of traffic comes the likelihood of congestion on the roads, streets, and highways that weave their way in and around the Valley.
Congestion in and of itself does not have to be a threat to public safety. If motorists are driving an appropriate speed and are alert to changing traffic conditions, congestion may be only a minor inconvenience. But in reality, many drivers are in a hurry, are distracted while driving, or otherwise fail to account for congestion on Phoenix roadways and therefore end up causing car accidents. These often take the form of rear-end collisions or sideswipe crashes when people either are unable to stop a vehicle in time or they attempt evasive actions by changing lanes. Of course, many other causes can lead to these types of collisions as well with congestion only being one of them.
A terrible accident happened on Friday night on the Loop 101 and authorities have confirmed that a four-year-old girl lost her life as a result. Officials stated that a vehicle with the child inside was operating on the Loop 101 near Cave Creek when it was involved in a three car crash. At least one of the impacts was a rear-end collision but it is not yet clear why the vehicles collided.
Police and emergency crews were on the scene to help the injured. In addition to the young girl who lost her life, five adults were harmed and two of them were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Their conditions are not clear at this time.
The results of an ongoing investigation may determine whether any traffic citations will be issued in this incident.
If your life has been affected by a car accident in Phoenix or if your loved one was injured or killed, make sure you understand your legal options and whether you have a valid claim for relief. If you have questions about your rights, know that the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation to those injury victims who call us and we always keep everything discussed during the case consultation confidential. Further, if we handle your case, we will represent you without charging a fee unless we successfully make a recovery on your behalf.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe in fighting for victims’ rights and we want to fight for you. If you have been hurt, call us today and let us help you move beyond your car accident with a financial recovery for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
Prior Blog Entry:
Motorcyclist Killed in I-10 Crash, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 6, 2015.
4-year-old girl killed in crash on the Loop 101, KTAR Newsroom, published August 7, 2015.