Phoenix Crash Leaves 5 Injured; Closes I-17
A Phoenix car accident involving multiple vehicles was reported earlier this week. The crash left several people injured while northbound I-17 had to be closed (KPHO 02/07/2011).
According to police reports, a maroon sports car was northbound on the I-17 and hit a white minivan at around 2:30 pm Monday afternoon. The van was then pushed to hit another vehicle while a motorcycle failed to avoid the crash and got involved as well.
Five people were transported to a local hospital after obtaining non-life threatening injuries.
Arizona Department of Transportation said the interstate had to be closed northbound and caused major back up in traffic. No mention as to whether alcohol or speeding was a factor leading to the crash.
Police say a separate auto accident occurred nearby after the reported crash.
If there is any consolation this story, it is that no life was taken away in the car crash. But needless to say, car accidents are something that none of us would like to experience. In 2009, 2.22 million people were hurt in 5,474,000 non fatal motor vehicle crashes for the year (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Aside from deaths and injuries, car crashes also come with an economic impact. According to the motorist advocacy group AAA, Americans spend about $164.2 billion in auto accident costs. This includes hospital, property damage, and other direct and indirect costs.
For auto accident victims who wish to seek legal advice after suffering a serious injury, our Phoenix accident attorneys are available at (602) 267-1280 for your free consultation.