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Crash between Motorcycle and Semi Leaves 1 Dead

You may be one of the thousands of Phoenix-area residents that own, use, or ride a motorcycle on occasion. Whether it is the freedom of the ride or the convenience of a bike that propels you, bikers are among good company in the Valley as they take to the roads. With a culture that focuses on bikers including rallies, organized rides, and biker bars, Phoenix can be a haven for motorcyclists.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents continue to occur every year in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Chandler and often are the fault of another driver. Failing to look for or notice bikers, failing to yield the right-of-way, or failing to provide a safe distance when passing a motorcycle are some of the common reasons these collisions occur. After an accident, a biker often experiences the majority of the damage, including the physical toll enacted by an impact and the injuries that result. While the law cannot erase these damages, there are protections in Arizona for those victims of motorcycle collisions that may entitle them to relief. It is up to a victim to seek this potential relief and these claims must be brought within a period specified by law, so if you have been hurt, it is a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer to learn about your options.

A collision on Monday left at least one person dead, according to officials in Arizona. A crash took place between a motorcycle and a semi-tractor west of Gila Bend on Interstate 8 in the westbound lanes and led to the closure of the Interstate for several hours while authorities responded. Police and emergency medical crews were on the scene evaluating the victims involved and determining whether additional help was necessary. Unfortunately, one person involved was killed in the accident but it is not clear at this time whether that person was on the motorcycle or in the tractor-trailer.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time and there has been no information released regarding the suspected cause of the incident or whether negligence may have played a role. It is also unknown whether any motorist involved will receive a citation due to this incident.



When a motorcycle accident occurs in Phoenix, it can be difficult for a victim to know where to turn to get relief. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we want to remove that guesswork by making ourselves available to victims who have been hurt by the actions of others.

We offer a free case consultation without any obligation to those who contact us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we provide it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anything discussed during the consultation will be kept confidential and if we represent you in your case, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

If an accident has left you injured or has taken your loved one’s life, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.

Prior Blog Entry:

Phoenix Bus Hits Car Involved in Earlier Crash, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published October 15, 2014.


1 dead in crash that closes WB I-8 west of Gila Bend, by Steve Stout,, published October 14, 2014.

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