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  • 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
  • 06 Sep 2019
    Wind Blamed For Knocking Six Big Rigs Over In Accident Near Tonopah
    High winds of up to 70 miles per hour are being blamed for knocking over six big rigs along Interstate 10 near Phoenix on Wednesday, leaving one person dead and a second person injured. KTAR News in Phoenix reports that the rollover crash was the result of monsoon season winds. The National Weather Service
  • 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
  • 04 Sep 2019
    Two Pedestrians Struck, One Dead, At Indian School Road
    It doesn’t matter what mode of transportation you choose to get where you are going; an accident can happen anywhere and at any time. Whether you are driving, riding a bike or walking, the unexpected can happen and leave someone seriously hurt or worse. The Phoenix Police Department is currently investigati
  • 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
  • 02 Sep 2019
    Thousands Of People Killed By Red-Light Runners Yearly According To NHTSA Report
    According to the National Transportation Highway Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that nearly 1.000 people are killed and an additional 2,000 people are injured annually in accidents in which a vehicle has run a red light. ABC 15 in Phoenix recently reported that in addition to the sobering NHTSA fig
  • 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
  • 08 Aug 2019
    Garbage Truck Crash In Oro Valley Due To Red Light Running
    Charges are pending against the driver of a garbage truck after a deadly crash that happened in Oro Valley on Monday morning. Tucson.com reported on their website that at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August 5th, the garbage truck driver was heading eastbound on Tangerine Road when he ran a red light
  • 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
  • 05 Aug 2019
    Semi Runs Red Light On I-270, Kills Driver
    A long-haul truck driver was recently indicted on charges of vehicular homicide after a fatal crash in Hilliard, Ohio that happened earlier this year in Ohio. NBC4i.com recently reported on its website the fatal a crash that happened on March 27th just before 3:30 p.m. when a semi driven by Bakhadir Kuziko
  • 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

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