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Car Accidents

  • 23 Aug 2019
    Driver Flees DUI Scenes Twice With Children In Car According To Police
    A Phoenix woman is facing three felony charges and two misdemeanor charges after she fled the scene of two DUI crashes while her two children were in the vehicle with her. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed the charges against Mariza Cervantes Madrid, 33, on Monday
  • 22 Aug 2019
    Fatal Crash In Phoenix Neighborhood Near Thomas Road
    A crash at an intersection in a mostly residential neighborhood last week has left one person dead and one other person injured. ABC 15 in Phoenix on their website that the accident happened on the morning of Thursday, August 15th occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of 19th Avenue and T
  • 21 Aug 2019
    Car Repair Trip Leads To DUI Arrest
    For those who are parents, it is an accepted fact that there are few limits to the kind of risks that they are willing to take when comes to their child is in trouble. Such a bond that exists between a parent and child and the determination to help wherever possible can extend long after a child becomes an ad
  • 20 Aug 2019
    Relatives Of Slain Victim Sue Fire Department For Negligence After Engine Accident
    AZ Family reports that the relative of a family that was killed in a crash with a Phoenix Fire Department fire engine in April of this year has filed a $25 million lawsuit for negligence against the city of Phoenix. Court records indicate that the suit was filed by the surviving family members of Kenneth "
  • 16 Aug 2019
    Competency Issues Still Undecided In Teen Bus Slaying Due To Disabilities
    The driver who is waiting to be tried in a case of second-degree murder after he struck and killed a 15-year-old student getting off a school bus Kayenta in 2017 is still waiting for officials to decide whether he is competent enough to be put on trial. The Navajo Times reports that Peter Lee Charley was c
  • 15 Aug 2019
    Driver Arrested For Fatal Crash, Aggravated Assault
    Scottsdale Police recently released a statement saying that they have arrested a driver who was involved in a two-vehicle collision earlier this month that left one person dead. The Scottsdale Independent reports that police have arrested Ramon Angel Carrasco, 22, for his role in a crash that happened on S
  • 14 Aug 2019
    Car Catches Fire Driving Down Loop 202
    An accident can be terrifying to survivors. For one Phoenix man and his friends who survived after the vehicle they were riding in caught fire and explosion, theirs was a particularly harrowing experience, The AZ Family reports that on Saturday, August 10th, Jesus Galaviz and his friends were heading back
  • 13 Aug 2019
    Man Crashes Vehicle Into Pawn Shop, Driver Arrested
    When looking at the aftermath of some crashes, it can almost seem miraculous that anyone walked away alive, let alone with non-life-threatening injuries. That’s what happened in a crash that occurred at a Phoenix pawn shop on Sunday, August 4th. The AZ Family reported on its website that one man was arre
  • 12 Aug 2019
    Couple Attacked By What Appeared To Be Car Accident Victims
    A frightening situation in Gray Mountain when a couple from Arkansas stopped to assist someone whom they thought had been in an accident; only to be attacked by the man who was wielding a knife. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that on Monday, August 5th, at approximately 1:00 p.m. the couple had been traveling s
  • 09 Aug 2019
    Homeless Woman Steals Ambulance, Crashes Into Fence
    FOX 10 in Phoenix reports that a homeless woman who stole and crashed an ambulance downtown has been arrested. A spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Department said that approximately 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7th, Kimberly Vasich, 29, stole an ambulance from a Phoenix Fire Station located at after ha
  • 07 Aug 2019
    Accident In Tolleson Kills Young Girl
    Nothing in the world can be as painful as when we lose a loved one in an accident. When the loved one who is lost is a child, there is possibly no greater pain in the world. When the person responsible for such a tragedy leaves the scene of an accident when someone is severely injured or worse, such callousne
  • 06 Aug 2019
    Wrong-Way Crash On The Loop 101 Kills Driver
    According to a report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the majority of wrong-way crashes end in fatality. Approximately 360 people die each year in wrong-way crashes on our nation’s roadways with 60% of those fatal accidents involving alcohol or drug impairment. The AZ Family re
  • 02 Aug 2019
    Your Car Mirrors Hold Hidden Dangers If You Leave The Windows Down
    What should have been a minor fender bender, turned into a nightmare for an Atlanta man, leaving him blind in his left eye. Fox  10 News reports that in the spring of 2017, Atlanta city electrician Abdul Jones was on his way home from work when another vehicle sideswiped his 2005 Cadillac sedan. The impac
  • 31 Jul 2019
    Crash Case Turns Into Attempted Murder Case
    Phoenix Police are now charging a man who crashed his vehicle into a home in West Phoenix earlier this month with attempted murder. Fox 10 in Phoenix reports that Ricardo Munoz, 20, was booked into custody on Monday. Munoz had just been released from the hospital after crashing his vehicle into a home.  I
  • 29 Jul 2019
    Freak Accident Leads To Organ Donation Blessing
    Currently, there are more than 120,000 people on the national organ transplant list who are awaiting donation. Each day, more than 20 people on that list die from lack of available organs. For the surviving family members of a North Carolina man who lost his life, however, it comes as some comfort to them to
  • 26 Jul 2019
    Young Man Arrested After Illegal Street Race Struck Unmarked Cruiser
    Illegal street racing is a problem for many states, and especially of concern to Arizona residents.  Any time cars are raced on public streets or highways; it is considered illegal according to ARS 28-708. NBC Channel 12 News in Phoenix reports that a 19-year-old man has been arrested after he had been il
  • 24 Jul 2019
    Uber Self-Driving Crash May Have Been Due To Light Levels
    Further investigation into the death of Elaine Herzberg, a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Tempe in 2018, now has Phoenix Police checking out whether street lighting where the crash occurred may have been a factor. Business Insider reports that police shut down a stretch
  • 22 Jul 2019
    Infant In Unstable Condition After Car Crashes Into Home
    ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that a one-year-old child has been rushed to the hospital in unstable condition after a car accident crashed into a home on Sunday night. Emergency crews responded to an accident that happened on 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road at approximately 9:15 p.m. in West Phoenix on Sund
  • 08 Jul 2019
    Woman Arrested For Manslaughter Charges In Van Crash
    A 21-year-old Phoenix woman was recently arrested and is facing the charge of manslaughter and other charges connected to a fatal accident two months ago. AZ Family reported that on May 25th, Marlene Sanchez Valenzuela, 21 was traveling northbound on 7th Avenue in a Volkswagen Passat with seven passengers
  • 05 Jul 2019
    Driver In Fatal Canal Crash Arrested
    A driver had been taken into custody for their alleged role in a fatal crash last month. KTAR News in Phoenix reported that the crash that happened on Thursday, June 27th at approximately 11:00 p.m. when Kensley C. Dayzie, 26, was driving his vehicle near 35th Avenue and Durango Street when his Chevrolet I
  • 04 Jul 2019
    Driver Runs Red Light, Leads Police On 23 Mile Chase
    In the state of Arizona, when a person goes 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit that person can be charged with criminal speeding. If someone knowingly tries to evade police or lead law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit and exceed speeds of more than 85 miles per hour, the consequences can become
  • 26 Jun 2019
    Traffic Stop For Speeding Leads To Mother Losing Custody
    Being a parent or guardian of a child is a big responsibility. Because they are not able to fend for themselves, adults need to be depended upon to ensure that a child is properly housed, fed, and kept safe from potential accidents is important. Part of that is the use of proper child safety or booster seats
  • 25 Jun 2019
    Collision Leaves Children In Life-Threatening Condition
    The U.S. Department of Transportation and ADOT have determined that child restraint, and seatbelt laws save lives in case of an accident. In the state of Arizona, all children under the age of 5 must be in a car seat. Children who are 5 to 8 years of age are required to ride in a booster seat unless they are
  • 13 Jun 2019
    Rental Vehicle Crash In Maricopa County
    While it is never a good idea to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking, it’s an even worse idea to do it while on your way to work or when driving someone else’s vehicle. An employee of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in Phoenix is finding this out the hard way after he was arrested on
  • 11 Jun 2019
    Man Apologizes To Police For Going 91 In A 25-MPH Zone
    Speed limits are posted on our streets and roadways to keep people safe. Some lower posted speed limits are put in place in urban areas to ensure that pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists aren’t put in harm’s way. The Arizona Family website reports that one man who was traveling at an astounding

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