Phoenix, AZ (July 01, 2022) – One driver died while another was injured in a fiery overnight collision in Phoenix on Wednesday, June 29th.
Reports show the incident took place on Interstate 10 close to the 24th Street exit when a truck heading eastbound at a high rate of speed went over the median and crashed into another truck traveling in the opposite direction.
Upon their arrival, first responders discovered both vehicles engulfed in flames. Firefighters extracted one driver who was pinned inside an on-fire truck. That driver sustained non-critical injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle died on impact.
According to officials, the deceased driver came from the truck that crossed the median.
A portion of Interstate 10 was shut down to give way to the investigation.
The incident remains under police review.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Causes of Head-On Collisions in Arizona
In Arizona, someone who is injured in a car accident for which they are not at fault is entitled to pursue economic recovery for their losses from the liable driver. Being awarded full compensation, however, will require you to provide compelling evidence of their negligence.
An experienced car accident lawyer from Saavedra Law in Arizona will know the most efficient way to build a strong claim for full recovery if you or a family member is injured.
A report published by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration states that head-on collisions account for nearly 10% of all vehicle accidents in metropolitan areas and close to 15% in more rural locations. Head-on accidents occur more frequently in rural settings because the roadways tend to be more narrow and poorly lit.
The leading sources of head-on collisions in Arizona include:
- Drunk drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Inattentive drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Driver error
- Faulty car parts/Vehicle defects
- Poor vehicle upkeep
If you were hurt in a head-on car crash, contact our Arizona victim injury attorneys at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free case review with a member of our law firm right away.
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