Congested traffic leads to a number of car accidents in Phoenix and across the rest of the Valley. But traffic and congestion are not the only reasons, or even the majority or reasons, that car crashes occur. In many cases, negligence on the part of one or more individuals involved in an accident leads to the impact and is to blame for the crash and the injuries, if any result.
Lately, Phoenix has experienced a number of wrong way accidents. Wrong way collisions occur when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direct causes a crash, often a head-on impact. Some of these accidents occur when drivers get confused and merge onto a highway, freeway, or expressway traveling in the wrong direction. Some occur when a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And in many cases, it can be difficult to determine exactly what caused a driver to operate his or her vehicle against traffic.
When a wrong way accident occurs, those injured in the crash may be entitled to financial relief. This is separate from any charges or claims brought by local authorities and the right to seek financial relief belongs to each of the victims involved. Speaking with a lawyer who represents car accident victims may help you understand if you have a valid claim for your damages if you have been involved in a collision.
Unfortunately police in the Phoenix area were alerted to another wrong way accident early this morning on SR-143 near University. Authorities allegedly were informed that a driver entered SR-143 from the Loop 202 but that the driver, traveling southbound, entered in the northbound lanes. A collision occurred between the reported wrong way driver and a second vehicle on SR-143, leaving both motorists injured and in need of medical treatment.
The incident occurred around 2:00 am and shut down traffic in the area until approximately 6:30 am today. Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash including whether drugs or alcohol played a factor.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Phoenix, including a car crash with a wrong way driver, and you were injured in the accident, you may be entitled to relief. The 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 and to provide you with a free case consultation.
There is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and everything discussed will be kept confidential. We will help you understand whether you have a valid claim, and if so, what claims may be available to you.
If you have been hurt in an accident due to the mistakes of another, do not let yourself continue to suffer without relief. Call us today and let us help you get a recovery you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Near Drowning Leaves Toddler Critical in Phoenix, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 17, 2014.
2 injured during wrong-way crash on freeway