PHOENIX, AZ — Around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, one person was killed in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 10. The accident took place on the westbound lanes near 27th Avenue in Phoenix.
According to reports, the incident started due to a domestic altercation between a man and his girlfriend who were driving in different vehicles. The man attempted to run his girlfriend off the road with his truck, but his vehicle was spun around and he then began driving in the wrong direction.
His vehicle then struck an oncoming Dodge Durango. The driver of the Durango was seriously injured but is expected to recover.
The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Arizona Department of Public Safety, the girlfriend was not injured in the incident.
The AZ Hometown Law firm sends their condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man.
Involved in an Accident? What Next?
If you or a loved one is ever involved in a car accident, please contact our firm as soon as possible for a free legal consultation. There are two reasons why speaking to an attorney is important for your rights.
Firstly, in Arizona, there is a time limit from the date of the accident in which you have the opportunity to make a legal claim. After this statute of limitations, you cannot file a lawsuit even if you have a valid claim. That means you must speak to an attorney, prepare parts of your case, and file a lawsuit all within a set period of time, so getting started immediately allows enough time to properly make your case.
Secondly, any evidence, injuries, and witness testimonies are important to record as close to the actual incident as possible for accuracy and detail. Photos of the vehicle, location, and injuries will help illustrate the situation clearly, along with fresh memories from all parties involved and witnesses on the scene. Time makes these things harder to find, remember, or prove, so we recommend making an appointment to see our legal team as soon as you are able.
Photo Credit: “Interstate 10 – Papago Freeway Tunnel / Deck Park Tunnel” by Alan Stark is licensed under CC BY 2.0