Phoenix, AZ - Teen Dead, Several Critical in I-17 Crash Near Union Hills Dr

Phoenix, AZ – Teen Dead, Several Critical in I-17 Crash Near Union Hills Dr

Phoenix, AZ (August 13, 2022) – A 13-year-old boy died and multiple others, including two children, are in critical condition following a serious collision on Interstate 17 in the area of Union Hills Drive in Phoenix on Thursday, August 11th. 

According to the Department of Public Safety, two SUVs were involved in the crash at about 9:00 p.m. when one of the drivers lost control of their vehicle and struck the other. 

Both SUVs overturned, ejecting three out of a total of four occupants, including the 13-year-old girl in the front passenger seat. Two people were in the SUV that was struck, and the passenger in that vehicle was also ejected. 

The Phoenix Fire Department transported two women and one child to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition. A man and another child were also transported in serious condition. 

The cause of the crash remains unknown but DPS has ruled out impairment as a factor.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Wrongful Deaths Claims in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Teen Dead, Several Critical in I-17 Crash Near Union Hills Dr

Most wrongful death claims arise from truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, or accidents caused by defective products.

In Arizona, a wrongful death case can be brought by a surviving spouse, child, or parent against the liable entity, business, or person that acted maliciously, negligently, recklessly, or in such a manner as to bring about the death of the victim.

These surviving family members are normally eligible to collect financial compensation for their damages. Some damages, such as medical expenses and lost earnings, are omnipresent in wrongful death claims. There are other kinds of damages, however, that are unique to each claim and hinge on the claimant’s familial relationship to the deceased. 

The wrongful death attorneys at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC., are focused on their client’s financial stability, full recovery, and future well-being. If your loved one was killed in a car accident, call our personal injury attorneys in Arizona at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a complimentary review with a member of our law firm right away.

For a claim to see a successful outcome, it is important that you hire a wrongful death lawyer in Arizona that will be there to assist and advise you through every stage of your claim.

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.