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Arizona truck crash include pipes smashing through windshield

Motorists in Arizona and elsewhere are used to sharing the road with large commercial trucks. While this is a commonplace activity, it is not always an easy driving experience for those traveling in smaller vehicles. Although semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks hold an important role in society and interstate and intrastate commerce, they pose some serious risks on the roads. If a truck driver fails to drive safely and follow the rules of the road, this could result in a serious and even fatal truck crash.

According to recent reports, a serious and shocking truck accident occurred in Phoenix on Interstate 17. The accident involved a flatbed truck and an SUV, and based on claims made by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred when the pipes being transported on the flatbed truck smashed into the windshield of the SUV traveling behind it.

Emergency crews responded to the truck accident and assessed those involved. The driver of the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. It is not clear what caused the crash at this time and investigation is still ongoing.

When a truck accident occurs, the aftermath is likely severe and tragic. Victims involved are likely to suffer serious injuries, and these large vehicles are likely to cause severe damage and a large accident scene. Investigation could help determine whether distractions, fatigue, recklessness or even intoxication was a factor. Additionally, it could help determine where to place liability and if the trucking company could also be held accountable.

Following a truck accident, it is important to understand what options are afforded to you. This often means speaking with an attorney experienced in personal injury law. This could help an accident victim determine their rights and options, helping them determine what is in their best interests.

Source:, "Arizona driver lucky to be alive after pipes smash through windshield," March 9, 2017

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