Glendale, AZ (June 16, 2022) – Fire crews from the cities of Glendale and Phoenix responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash with one victim pinned on Sunday, June 12th at about 2:00 a.m.
After responding to the scene at the intersection of Camelback Road and 59th Avenue, crews discovered that a flatbed tow truck and a minivan had collided at a red light.
The adult male driver of the minivan was alert and conscious but trapped inside the van.
Fire crews requested backup to help with the extensive extrication efforts. After being freed, the injured patient was transported by Maricopa Ambulance medics to an area medical facility in stable condition.
Glendale Police are currently investigating the incident. Driver impairment has not been ruled out as a factor.
No other injuries were reported.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Driver Negligence and Truck Accidents in Arizona
Even though commercial trucking crashes do not get nearly as much attention as accidents involving smaller passenger vehicles. they are usually much more severe. By law, trucks are motor vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, but a lot of commercial trucks are much bigger and can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. In contrast, a typical passenger vehicle only weighs about 3,000 pounds.
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.
Most commercial trucking accidents are another person’s fault. If another driver’s action or inaction caused an accident, then the injured parties might be able to recover damages for their injuries or the death of a family member. These damages could include medical costs, pain, suffering, lost wages, and many other collision-related expenses.
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.
In order for truck crash victims to collect financial compensation, the accident has to meet three specific criteria:
- The accident took place because of the recklessness or negligence of another
- The injury or death of a person resulted from the accident
- Their injuries resulted in incurred losses
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.
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 our Arizona personal injury attorneys 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.