Injuries Reported in Fatal 2-Vehicle Collision on Elwood Street
Phoenix, AZ (June 6, 2023) On Monday morning, a head-on crash on 16th Street killed 34-year-old Goliath Cortez and injured 2 others.
According to the Phoenix Police Department (PPD), the fatal 2-vehicle collision happened at about 4:30 a.m. at the intersection with Elwood Street.
Reports say that Cortez was driving a southbound vehicle that crossed over to the opposite lane and crashed head-on with a pickup truck. Cortez sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, the driver and passenger of the pickup suffered minor injuries.
Officers are investigating the probable cause of the head-on crash.
Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved family of Goliath Cortez. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. We also wish the injured parties a quick recovery.
What Happens Following a Traffic Collision?
The aftermath of tragic accidents like the head-on crash on 16th Street, can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempts to obtain police reports. Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand. That is why hiring an experienced attorney can not only provide you with peace of mind. It is having someone to make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served.
Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that “Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one.”
What To Do After a Traffic Collision
Each year, around 20-50 million people are injured or become disabled due to an auto crash. To avoid suffering from such incidents, practice safe driving habits on the road at all times.
Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers says, “The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, they will secure your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.”
Call us if you’re involved in a severe traffic accident similar to the head-on crash on 16th Street. Sweet Lawyers have over 40 years of experience in the legal field.
We know what it takes to win your traffic accident, personal injury, or disability case.
Our legal team promises to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.