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Multi-car accident injures police detective, and motorcyclist

Sharing the road is the reality of today's world. Generally, most drivers in Arizona are aware that roads have to be shared not only by other motorists but also bicyclists, buses, pedestrians, 18-wheelers and motorcyclists. All those who use the roadways have an on-going duty to be attentive, obey laws and operate their respective mode of transportation as safely as possible. Nevertheless, it is far too often that news about car accidents, multi car collisions and more that result in serious injuries and even death make headlines.

Preliminary accident investigation reports of a recent multi-car crash which resulted in the closure of Loop 101 Pima Freeway indicated that a 42-year-old police detective sustained moderate injuries and a motorcyclist who was involved in the multi-car crash suffered life threating injuries. According to the Arizona Department of Public safety spokesperson, the multi-car crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. when the police detective, who was driving a SUV, pulled over a car.

At some point during this stop, a pick-up truck which was pulling a camping trailer, not only rear-ended the police detective's SUV but also ended up side swiping the pulled over car. According to reports, the impact of collision resulted in the detective's SUV being pushed a couple hundred feet into the HOV lane. An unrelated SUV travelling slowed down as it neared the crash scene, and according to reports a motorcyclist slammed into the rear of that SUV. The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike. The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the 42-year-old police detective suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and those involving multiple vehicles can get complex. Parties who have suffered serious injuries in any accident may have more questions than answers. During such accidents it is difficult to fathom why it all happened, and victims may wonder if they can be compensated for the medical expense, pain & suffering endured, lost wages and more.

Source: CBS5, "Motorcyclist killed, detective hurt in multi-car crash," Steve Stout, March 31, 2014

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