Phoenix Car Crash Leaves Elderly Man, Teenager Seriously Hurt

Any driver, even the most cautious among all motorists, can be involved in a car accident in Phoenix on any given day. The odds of a crash occurring increase if those around a driver act in a negligent or reckless manner or otherwise fail to put safety first. But when it comes to collisions, not all drivers are equal when it comes to the risks associated with being behind the wheel. Two groups of motorists that are more likely than others to be involved in an accident are teenagers and the elderly.

Teenagers tend to have less experience driving and therefore a decreased ability to make quick, rational decisions when a hazard presents itself when compared to more seasoned motorists. Elderly drivers are the opposite in some respects: though they may have been driving for decades, the physical ailments associated with age may decrease important skills, like the ability to process information quickly, the ability to see clearly, and the ability to stay clear-headed while driving.

The victims of these accidents who sustain injuries may be entitled to seek relief for their losses, whether the losses are in the form of medical bills, surgical expenses, lost wages, or even pain and suffering experienced because of the crash. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer who represents car accident victims in the Phoenix area may help you understand what options are available to you if your have been involved in a collision.

Police were called to the scene of a two vehicle collision in the 1700 block of West Thunderbird Road last night between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. When they arrived, they were able to determine that the two drivers involved, a 17-year-old male and a 78-year-old male, were both seriously injured and in need of medical treatment. Emergency crews assessed both men and transported them to area hospitals where their current conditions are not known.

Photographs from the scene show significant damage to both vehicles in the front ends and driver’s side areas. Police have not stated why the accident may have occurred or whether either driver acted in a negligent manner prior to the impact.



When an accident occurs, a victim should not have to worry about how he or she will be able to get the needed medical treatment following the crash. The victim should not have to fight an insurance company that denies a valid claim simply because that company can. A victim should only have to focus on recovering and returning to the normal activities of daily life.

That is where the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. may be able to help. We have experience helping numerous car accident victims in the greater Phoenix area and we are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you, too. We offer a free case consultation without any obligation on your part to those victims who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we will keep everything discussed confidential.

At Abels & Annes, P.C., we never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery in their cases and we advance all case-related expenses. If you have been hurt in a car accident or if your loved one has been killed, call us today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.

Prior Blog Entry:

Cause Unclear in Ahwatukee School Bus Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published September 3, 2014.


2 seriously injured in Phoenix 2-vehicle crash, by Breann Bierman,, published September 4, 2014.

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