Connell, AZ - Passenger Endures Near Amputation After Collision With Hay Squeeze on SR-17

Connell, AZ – Passenger Endures Near Amputation After Collision With Hay Squeeze on SR-17

Connell, AZ (August 25, 2022)Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a collision involving a hay truck and a box truck on Wednesday, August 24th in Connell, about 10 miles outside of Mesa. 

The incident left the passenger of the box truck with a nearly severed arm.

According to a local source, the box truck was traveling southbound on SR-17 in a box when, for reasons still under investigation, he veered over the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming hay squeezer.  

The 24-year-old male passenger in the box truck was seriously injured when his arm was almost fully amputated during the impact.   

The driver of the hay squeezer sustained non-critical injuries during the crash.

Impairment has been ruled out as a factor in this accident. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Driver Negligence and Truck Accidents in Arizona

Connell, AZ - Passenger Endures Near Amputation After Collision With Hay Squeeze on SR-17

According to the law, a truck accident is an event or series of events that involve a vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds and causes damage to property, bodily harm, and/or death. Most of these collisions are determined to have been exacerbated or caused by another. 

The significantly larger weight and size of a truck make it more probable that critical injuries or fatalities will ensue when they are involved in an accident. Tractor-trailers might also be carrying hazardous or overweight freight which increases the odds of someone being seriously or fatally injured. 

Negligence is can be established through various types of evidence, such as pictures, police reports, videos, and testimony from bystanders and eyewitnesses. In most instances, there are other forms of evidence that can prove useful in proving negligence, including indications of driver intoxication, drug use, and extreme fatigue. 

In order for truck crash victims to collect financial compensation, the accident has to meet the criteria for negligence, which are:

  • The accident took place because of the recklessness or negligence of another 
  • The injury or death of a person was caused by the accident  
  • Their injuries resulted in incurred losses

If you or a family member has been injured in a commercial truck collision, reach out to an Arizona tractor-trailer accident attorney today.

If you were hurt in a commercial truck accident, contact a truck accident attorney from Saavedra Law at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free and confidential case assessment with a member of our law firm as soon as possible.

Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.