Phoenix, AZ (June 24, 2022) – Two children were killed and a female driver is listed in critical condition in Phoenix after a street sweeper went off of a ramp and fell onto the interstate below.
Responders were sent to the scene located on Interstate 10 near Loop 101. Initial reports show that the fatal accident happened on the southbound Loop 101 ramp.
The reason the street sweeper plunged off of the bridge and fell onto the roadway below remains under police investigation at this time. Witnesses say they saw the truck fall from the ramp.
When emergency crews arrived at the crash scene, they found a 40-something woman trapped in her truck with a child. The woman told police that there was also a third person in the truck before the crash, however, they were not inside the vehicle at the crash scene.
A few moments later, a child was found deceased on the ramp above the collision site. The female driver is currently listed in critical condition.
The child who was found inside the vehicle at the crash scene was transported to the hospital where they later died. Police believe speed may have played a factor in the wreck.
Westbound traffic on Interstate 10 was blocked for some time while crews investigated at the scene. The ramp was also closed for some time.
Police continue to investigate the details of the collision.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family or families of the deceased victims. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Arizona Auto Wrecks
More than 1,000 people were killed in car wrecks in Arizona in 2021. In the United States, Arizona highways are some of the most dangerous. Here is a list of how many people have list their lives in Arizona car wrecks in the past five years:
2016: 952 fatalities
2017: 1,000 fatalities
2018: 1,010 fatalities
2020: 1,057 fatalities
Car crashes in the Grand Canyon State are often caused by driver intoxication and wrong-way drivers. These are two dangerous types of negligent driving, which is the most common contributing factor to auto collisions throughout the United States.
More than 90% of car crashes in Arizona are the result of negligent driving, according to information provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This includes distracted driving, speeding, intoxication, and fatigue.
Drivers who act negligently injure and take the lives of thousands of people every single year. Despite the safety regulations and rules implemented to preserve the safety of drivers, they continue to act negligently while behind the wheel.
When you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a car accident caused by driver intoxication, fatigue, or distraction, you have a legal right toward financial compensation. Unfortunately, it can be extremely expensive to get hurt in a car wreck. Medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other costs can break the bank and cause you stressful financial problems.
If you have recently lost a loved one due to driver negligence, a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix can help you recover compensation for funeral costs and other expenses related to your loved one’s passing.
You will be able to receive the maximum compensation available for your injuries and damages if you work with a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix. If you choose to go it alone without an attorney, you may not have access to all of the compensation that is available to you.
Call the Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, at 602-903-2905. We will provide you with a free case consultation to determine your rights toward financial compensation. Contact our law firm today to get started.
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