The Phoenix car accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices were saddened to hear about a four-car pileup that left one person dead and five injured on October 27. Almost everyone was taken to the hospital, including a 26-year-old woman in critical condition. All north and southbound traffic was stopped for several hours near the intersection of 35th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix where the pileup occurred.
Police believe the driver who caused the car accident was impaired. The woman who died was in the backseat of the first car that was struck from behind and died at the hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was involved in this accident.
What May Have Caused This Phoenix Car Crash?
Although police aren’t saying yet how the driver at fault for this crash was impaired, “impairment” usually indicates driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Crashes caused by impaired drivers often result in injury or death, and we at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. know they are tragic events that ruin the lives of many.
Phoenix Car Accident Statistics
Car accidents in Phoenix were down overall in 2009, totaling 22,713, which was the lowest in 20 years according to the Phoenix Street Transportation Department. However, impaired drivers cause thousands of deaths every year in the United States, many of which are right here in Phoenix. In 2003, more than 1,000 people were killed in an Arizona drunk driving car crash involving a driver with a .15 blood alcohol content, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADOT).
How Can a Phoenix Car Accident Attorney Help?
If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident because of a drunk or otherwise impaired driver, contact an experienced lawyer immediately. The car accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. give a free initial consultation, investigate the case fully to determine the facts, and if they accept your case, work with you until it is resolved. In a case like this where there is still much outstanding investigation, an experienced injury lawyer could be an advocate for the family to make sure that all of the details of the accident are written down and witness are interviewed. Call Breyer Law Offices today for your free consultation at (602) 457-6222.