As experienced Flagstaff car crash attorneys, we were shocked by the reports of a car accident that left both vehicles on fire and two people seriously injured on April 2, according to The Arizona Daily Sun. The accident took place during the afternoon near the scenic Sedona overlook on I-17 when a vehicle driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of traffic collided head-on with another vehicle. After the impact of the collision both cars caught fire. Both the northbound and southbound lanes on I-17 were closed and then restricted over several hours as a safety precaution. Both drivers were taken to the hospital in Life Flight helicopters. Police do not know why the first vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the road. We are thinking of both drivers at this time and wish them well.
Flagstaff Car Collision Statistics
The typical Flagstaff car collision rarely results in death and ends with injuries only 21 percent of the time, according to statistics prepared by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Throughout the state of Arizona, head-on collisions cause nearly 1,000 injuries each year as well as nearly 50 deaths. The department also reports a high incidence of injury in accidents caused by cars driving in the opposing lane of traffic. Numbering just over 1,200 per year, these accidents end in injury nearly 40 percent of the time. Arizona car accidents involving fire are less frequent. Just over 300 collisions involving fire happen every year and less than 20 cause injuries.
Why Call a Flagstaff Car Collision Attorney
Although the current extent of the damage caused by this Flagstaff car collision is unknown, the drivers of both vehicles likely sustained serious injuries. The driver who did not cause the accident should contact a personal injury attorney with experience in handling head-on collisions. The driver could benefit from the help of the Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law, P.C., who focus solely on injury and wrongful death law. Many personal injury victims just have questions. We are here to help and answer any legal questions that you may have. Not every case merits an injury attorney, but if you have been seriously injured it is important to speak to a personal injury lawyer, especially to make sure that you are well aware of your statute of limitations. Call us today for your free consultation.