Border Patrol, 5-vehicle crash on I-10; 1 injured

Legal news for Arizona automobile accident attorneys. A multiple vehicle pile-up on I-10 injured one woman.

Arizona automobile accident lawyers alert- A Border Patrol agent was conducting a traffic stop when a multiple vehicle crash occurred.

Tucson, AZ—A five-vehicle collision on I-10 Monday morning, February 1, 2010, left one woman seriously injured. The multiple vehicle traffic collision occurred around 11:26 a.m., as a Border Patrol agent was conducting a traffic stop in the westbound lanes of I-10 near the I-19 junction, as reported by AZFamily.com.

The Department of Public Safety reported that as the Border Patrol agent was conducting a traffic stop, a vehicle traveling in the far right lane slowed down, and signaled to merge to the left into the center lane when he approached the Border Patrol car. A Volkswagen sedan was traveling in the center lane and slowed to let the merging vehicle over, when the Volkswagen was hit from behind by a Jeep Cherokee. The Volkswagen then lost control, struck a minivan and then hit the back of the Border Patrol vehicle, which then struck the vehicle in front of the Border Patrol’s, who was stopped by the Border agent. Responding emergency medical services (EMS) teams rushed a woman in the Volkswagen to UMC Tucson for treatment of her serious injuries. The Border Patrol agent was reportedly outside his vehicle when the crash occurred, and was unharmed in the wreck. Police officials are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the multi-vehicle collision.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arizona automobile accident lawyers.

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