Although we have 30 years combined experience as Phoenix car accident attorneys, we were still shocked to hear about the serious collision that occurred on March 4, according to CBS 5. The Phoenix crash occurred when two cars collided near the intersection of Buckeye Road and 75th Avenue. At least one car struck a traffic pole and fire hydrant, breaking the hydrant and causing a flood in the street and at surrounding businesses. The crash also caused a 4-year-old girl to be ejected from the one of the involved vehicles, sustaining serious injuries. The drivers of both vehicles also sustained injuries. Our hearts are with the victims of this crash and their families and we hope that each of them experiences a speedy and stress-free recovery.
How to Avoid Becoming a Phoenix Car Accident Statistic
This Phoenix car accident is one of more than 29,000 collisions that occur in the city each year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Nearly one-third of collisions in Phoenix each year cause injuries to the people involved. Additionally, ADOT reports that every year, children under the age of 14 account for nearly 4,000 injuries caused by car crashes. While not every collision can be prevented, here are some safety tips that may help reduce auto accident child injuries.
- Make sure your children are wearing seatbelts. Remember that children under the age of five should be riding in a car seat or booster seat, and if the recent booster seat bill becomes legislation, your children up to age eight may be required to ride in a booster seat for added safety.
- Don’t allow yourself to get distracted by touching the radio, looking into the back seat at your children, eating or drinking, or doing anything else that takes your hands away from the wheel and your eyes away from the road.
- In the event of a collision, keep calm. If you are hit by another vehicle try not to panic. Grip the steering wheel, let up on the gas, and do your best to bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
How Can a Phoenix Car Accident Attorney Help?
For the victims of this Phoenix car accident, the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney may be the difference between getting a fair settlement and getting none at all. A skilled personal injury attorney can do more than litigate the case; they can also help to coordinate with your doctors and negotiate the costs of your medical care, and help you to achieve a settlement that will cover all of your injury-related expenses. If you’ve been injured in a collision, the Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law, P.C. is here to help you. Call today for your free consultation.