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Car Accidents

  • 19 Sep 2019
    Amish Men Sought For Driving Buggy While Intoxicated, Abandoning Vehicle
    DUI laws are meant to save lives and ensure the safety of our roadways and are enforced across every state in the nation. They apply to any vehicle on our roads, whether it is a motor vehicle, someone on a bicycle or a riding lawnmower. In Amish country, it also applies to those who are operating a horse and
  • 17 Sep 2019
    Lakeland Woman Dies In Car Crash
    The debate about which vehicle is safer, a car or a larger truck or SUV has raged for decades. While people point to a higher center of gravity and increased risk of a rollover in a larger truck or SUV, there are some things that inherently make a truck safer. One thing is the size and weight of the vehicle.
  • 17 Sep 2019
    Crash At Northern And Grand Avenues May Have Been Due To Distracted Driving
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 70,000 crashes each year are either directly caused by or are in some way connected to the use of cellphones while driving. Federal and state safety agencies now estimate that an estimated 14% of all fatal driving crashes in
  • 16 Sep 2019
    Man Shot In The Nose During Road Rage Incident On The Loop 101
    Police have arrested a man after an alleged road rage incident which ended in a motorist being shot in the nose on the Loop 101 last month. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that police have arrested Tevin Monroe Hayes, 32, for his role in the incident that took place on August 19th near the 59th Avenue ramp. Polic
  • 12 Sep 2019
    Child Records Her Mother Driving DUI, Reports Her To Police
    Most parents realize that their children are keen observers. It is natural for them to want to emulate the things they hear their parents say and do the things their parents do. As they get older, however, they realize that the things they witness adults doing aren’t always the best of even safest thing to
  • 10 Sep 2019
    Trooper Shares His Brother’s Story To Promote Seatbelt Use
    The process of choosing which career path is right is a process that can take many years. Children and even adults can end up exploring many possibilities until they arrive at the profession they want to go into. For Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Danny Morales, however, his choice of going into
  • 09 Sep 2019
    Two Wrong-Way Drivers Stopped Last Week On Major Roads
    According to a recent report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), only about 3 percent of accidents happen on high-speed divided highways but are far more likely to result in severe injury or fatality than any other type of roadway crash. According to the same survey, as a state, Arizona
  • 05 Sep 2019
    Driving Lesson Ends In Death Due To Road Rage
    Teaching kids how to drive and the rules of the road is often something that is left to parents to undertake. Having an experienced driver show an inexperienced one what to do when behind the wheel is how a significant number of drivers first learned how to drive. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that what should
  • 03 Sep 2019
    Two Wrong-Way Drivers Arrested On Labor Day
    Labor Day marks the last holiday of the summer. With the three day weekend, the Department of Highway Safety (DPS) reminds drivers that Arizona roadways can be particularly dangerous. In spite of annual campaigns against drinking and driving, there will always be those who choose to ignore such advice. KGU
  • 30 Aug 2019
    Investigators Examining Role Of Three Bars In DUI Crash
    After a wrong-way crash that claimed the lives of four people on Interstate 19, investigators are now turning their attention to three bars and restaurants that may have played a role and be subject to fines and penalties. According to a report aired on KGUN Channel 9, investigators believe that the fatal
  • 28 Aug 2019
    Dashcam Video Catches Hit-And-Run As It Happened, Driver Still At Large
    It’s hard to imagine that anyone would knowingly hit someone and avoid responsibility by driving away. However, according to a study conducted by AAA, at least one hit-and-run crash happens every minute in the United States. Since 2006, hit-and-run crashes happen more than 682,000 times each year. AZ Fam
  • 27 Aug 2019
    Not Using Your Signals Worse Than Distracted Driving According To New Study
    A recent study has found that more accidents are now being caused by drivers who don’t use their turn signals when indicating turns or land changes than those crashes caused by distracted driving. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that Dan, one of the viewers of the station’s newscast, wrote to the station’s
  • 26 Aug 2019
    Passenger Killed In Crash At 43rd Ave and Van Buren
    One person is dead, and one other person was injured in a crash that happened in the early morning hours near 43rd Avenue and Van Buren Street in Phoenix. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that the accident happened at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 22nd when the driver of a 1997 Mazda Miata failed to
  • 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

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