Phoenix, AZ (May 08, 2022) – Police said that five people were taken to an area hospital, including two children and an infant, following a car accident on Friday, May 6th.
The accident took place at about 8:00 p.m. in the area of Union Hills Drive and Seventh Street in Phoenix.
The infant sustained life-threatening injuries. Two adults and two children received non-critical injuries. Officers declined to release any of the victims’ names or ages.
According to eyewitnesses, a truck with damage to its front bumper was sitting in the middle of the intersection, and a car with a crushed hood and smashed front windshield was next to it.
The circumstances leading up to the collision are not known at this time.
This accident is under active review.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Arizona
Motor vehicle collisions take place for a wide variety of reasons. Outside influences, such as rough weather, often cause driving conditions to become perilous, and result in a driver losing control of their car. In many instances, at its core, a vehicle crash is really caused by the malicious, reckless, or negligent behavior of another motorist.
Taking into consideration the numerous modern technological advancements at our disposal such as car stereos with remote controls, cellular phones, and satellite navigation systems, there are more things to pull our focus off of the roadway than ever before. This means that drivers are paying less attention to their surroundings than ever before. These distractions, combined with human error and basic negligence, have caused an increase in Arizona’s annual number of vehicle accidents and an increase in the number and severity of injuries they cause.
Inattentive driving and other kinds of careless behavior also result in drivers disregarding fundamental driving regulations and laws, causing them to blow through stoplights, drive dangerously fast, and even hit pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles.
Establishing the specific cause of your car accident is absolutely vital if you intend on filing an insurance claim for a car accident in Arizona. Like most other states in America, Arizona abides by standard fault laws where car crashes are concerned. This means that your Phoenix car accident attorney will have to prove fault before you will be able to file your claim. Liability for an accident can lie with one or even several parties depending on the cause.
When an accident resulting from somebody’s negligence else leaves you with significant injuries, it is in your best interest to meet with a reputable personal injury lawyer as soon as you are able to do so. Most crash victims are awarded recovery that is intended to help mitigate economic hardships created by their injuries. Our Phoenix vehicle accident lawyers invest wholly in our clients and work hard to get them the full amount of compensation they are entitled to.
If you were injured in a car accident, contact our Arizona personal injury lawyers at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free and confidential case review with a member of our legal team 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.