Four Injured in Four-Vehicle Accident on Loop 303 in Surprise, AZ
Surprise, AZ — June 20, 2022, four people were injured in a four-vehicle collision involving two semi-trucks on Loop 303 in Surprise.
According to reports the incident happened Monday on northbound Loop 303 near Peoria Avenue. The cause and circumstances of the crash aren't known, but reports say it involved two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles. Both trucks overturned at some point during the wreck.
Four people received non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Four-Vehicle Accident on Loop 303 in Surprise
There isn't a lot of information yet about how exactly this crash happened or what started it. Until those answers and others are found, it's best not to jump to any conclusions.
To learn more investigators still need to look into many potential factors: Possible driver mistakes like distraction or speeding, problems with any of the vehicles, road conditions and design, visibility, lighting and sightlines, inclement weather, other traffic in the area, and many other elements that could have influenced events.
It's always important to be thorough and consider all the possible variables during an investigation. That's why as more of the dots are connected, making premature assumptions about the picture they'll form isn't a good idea. I've seen too many folks rush to judgment after reading a few sentences in the news only to wholly change their minds after more information came to light. The same could happen here, though a "by the book" police investigation also might not fully explain things by the time it's over.
After a major accident--particularly one involving commercial trucks--an independent investigation better ensures the whole truth is found. Whatever is learned, the folks affected by it deserve to know they have all the answers that could be found. Any other actions beyond just bringing them the truth depend on what that truth turns out to be.