PHOENIX, ARIZONA (December 13, 2016) – Two people were killed and two others were injured in a collision on Interstate 10 on Tuesday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident occurred on the westbound 1-10 transition ramp to the 202 Loop near Pecos Road on Tuesday afternoon shortly after 1:00 pm. An SUV traveling the wrong way on Interstate 10 crashed head on into a Magic Pest Control truck.
The two people inside the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene. The two men inside the Magic Pest Control truck were rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.
Wrong way crashes have become a serious issue in Arizona. From 2004-2014, there were 245 wrong way crashes, resulting in 91 fatalities. The Arizona Department of Transportation put up hundreds of large “wrong way” or “do not enter” signs along freeway off-ramps, but their effectiveness is unknown.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a personal injury law firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.