Last Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona, a three-car accident involving a 12 News vehicle left KPNX anchor Kim Covington and a photojournalist injured.
The crash occurred at around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of 12th Street and Van Buren Street.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman, Sergeant Trent Crump, stated that the station SUV was struck by a black SUV near 12th and Van Buren Streets. He indicated that Covington was partially pinned in the vehicle after it rolled over onto the passenger side from the impact, stating:
"Thankfully Kim was talking with the firefighters and with the police officers that were here to get her out of that and to provide her with aid."
Sgt. Crump said that the collision was caused by the driver of the black SUV, who was northbound on 12th Street before before attempting to turn the van onto Van Buren Street. After hitting the KPNX vehicle, the SUV crashed into a passenger car driven by an adult female.
Sgt. Crump revealed that Covington was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, but was optimistic in regard to her recovery. He stated:
"I think we're going to be very fortunate given the mechanism of the collision that one of our friends and coworkers and somebody that we work with out here every day is going to be okay."
Covington's driver, and KPNX photographer, sustained minor injuries in the event.
The woman in the passenger car was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries, while the accused at-fault driver was treated at the scene.
Being a Phoenix car accident attorney, you see these types of wrecks on a regular basis.
Officials have indicated that the crash is under investigation at this time, although they have identified the driver of the black SUV to have been one who caused it.
Our Phoenix car accident lawyers wish for the speedy recovery of all those injured in this collision.