It was shocking to us as Tempe car accident attorneys that there were several crashes along one single stretch of freeway on November 5, all within a 30-minute time period. The crashes slowed traffic and blocked several lanes, causing major delays, according to ABC 15.
The accidents happened near the area of westbound US 60 and Hardy Drive and caused traffic to back up all the way to Mill Avenue. At least four accidents happened between 7:30 and 8 p.m. There is still no word about what caused the accidents, why so many happened in such a short time period, or whether anyone was injured.
Causes of Accidents in Tempe
Sometimes, multiple accidents like these occur because of debris in the road, while others happen because of negligent drivers who put others in danger because they are stopping to look, or rubberneck, at previous accidents and not paying attention to the road.
According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 25 percent of debris in roads is comprised of tires and tread pieces that sheer off during a blow out. Other debris includes wood, metal, and automotive parts that fall out of the back of trucks. “Rubbernecking,” or focusing attention on a nearby accident instead of on driving, accounts for 16 percent of distracted driving crashes, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia Commonwealth University.
While most people think of distracted driving as cell phone use while driving or reaching for something inside the car, rubbernecking can be just as dangerous. It takes an experienced car accident attorney like those at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. to investigate all possibilities and determine the cause.
Contact an Experienced Tempe Car Crash Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced Tempe car crash attorney accident lawyer at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (480) 389-2463. Our attorneys focus on injury and wrongful death law and investigate cases like these to uncover all the facts, talk to witnesses, and discover fault. The best car accident attorneys will offer a free initial consultation and will not collect money until they settle or win the case. For your free consultation call (480) 389-2463.