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  • 17 Jan 2020
    Pedestrian Killed At Broadway Road And Central Avenue
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a report that indicated Phoenix is the fourth most dangerous city in the U.S. for pedestrians and the number of pedestrian deaths is steadily increasing. Over the past five years, the number of pedestrian fatalities has increased by an
  • 16 Jan 2020
    Specialty Plate Program For HOV Lane Usage Ends For Hybrid Drivers
    The Arizona Department of Transportation is ending a program that issued specialty license plates for hybrid or energy-efficient vehicles. According to a report appearing on the ABC 15 website, the program is due to end on March 2nd of this year.  A spokesperson for the DOT said the reason why the program
  • 15 Jan 2020
    Dashcam Catches Semi Truck Going Wrong Way Down I-10
    Dashcam video taken from the vehicle of an area college student shows an 18-wheeler traveling the wrong way on Interstate 10 near Tonopah early Tuesday evening. The AZ Family website reported that harrowing experience was captured on film just after 7:30 p.m. when  Kyle Christopherson was driving down the
  • 14 Jan 2020
    Toyota Issues Fuel Pump Recall
    Toyota Motor Company recently announced that it is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles sold in the United States due to a faulty fuel pump. The defect can cause cars to stall while they are being driven and can increase the risk of a crash for drivers and passengers of the affected vehicles. ABC 15 in Phoeni
  • 13 Jan 2020
    Hit-And-Run Driver Found And Arrested In Phoenix
    A suspected hit and run DUI driver has been arrested on suspicion that he was involved in a multi-vehicle crash, which left a young girl critically injured earlier this month. AZ Central reported on its website that 40-year-old Clint Rasho was arrested on Monday, January 6th on the charges of leaving the s
  • 10 Jan 2020
    New Charges In Crash Involving Police Officers
    A wrong-way motorist involved in a crash in November of 2019, which left two officers with the Tempe Police Department injured, is now facing additional charges recommended by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The AZ Family reports that Ohio resident Eldorado Mukaj, 27, had been traveling southbound
  • 09 Jan 2020
    Child Avoids Brain Damage After Crash Thanks To Safety Seat
    A horrific crash on Saturday, January 3rd, left an entire family injured. Even though a five-year-old girl suffered head trauma in the crash, her parents are grateful she won’t suffer from any permanent brain damage. According to the report filed on the AZ Family website, Cyreena Noe-Idlebird and her bo
  • 08 Jan 2020
    Street Racing In Phoenix Reaching A Crisis Point
    For years, authorities in the city of Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona have wrestled with how to handle the dangerous trend of street racing.  Now the Phoenix Police Department and the Governor’s Office may have come up with a solution that can begin to address the problem. In an exclusive re
  • 07 Jan 2020
    New Recall Issued For Mercedes-Benz Vehicles From 2001-2011
    The National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the mission of saving lives, preventing injuries and economic loss by ensuring that the vehicles we purchase and drive meet all safety standards.  Recalls are issued to make sure that auto manufacturers meet those standards and repair any
  • 06 Jan 2020
    Street Sign Debris Shatters Rear Window, Nearly Hits Driver
    One Florida driver is counting himself very lucky after a highway sign that was struck by another driver went airborne and through the rear window of his Corvette. Fox 10 in Phoenix reports that the incident happened on Interstate 95. The driver, who identified himself as Malcolm, was on his way to the gym
  • 03 Jan 2020
    Teen Throws Children Out Of The Way Of Vehicle, Currently In Critical Condition
    The International Business Times reports that a heroic teen is in the hospital in critical condition after he placed himself between an oncoming vehicle and a group of children in Phoenix on Wednesday. At just before 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and Roeser Road, Francisco Solis Garcia an
  • 02 Jan 2020
    Car Crashes Into Light Rail Train While Going The Wrong Way Down Road
    One person is dead after a wrong-way crash in the early hours of Sunday morning between a motor vehicle and a light-rail train in Phoenix. According to an interview with Phoenix Police spokesperson, Sgt. Tommy Thompson that appeared on the Arizona Family website, the accident happened at approximately 3:00
  • 01 Jan 2020
    Man Dies Crashing His Vehicle Into His Own Home
    Getting into an auto accident while at home, relaxing with family and friends during the holiday season is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind.  However, that seems to be exactly what happened to one Scottsdale family when a man crashed his vehicle into their home earlier this week. The ABC affilia
  • 31 Dec 2019
    It’s Now A Legal Requirement To Use Your Turn Signal In Washington
    While you might think that it’s just common sense to use your turn signals when making a turn or lane change, up until recently, there has been no specific legal case that made it a requirement to do so.  A recent decision made by the Washington State Supreme Court, however, now says that all drivers in th
  • 30 Dec 2019
    SUV Driver Dies After Vehicle Gets Wedged Under SUV
    One person died last Thursday after their SUV became wedged under a semi-tractor trailer rig in Phoenix. According to a story filed on the AZ Family website, the accident happened just after 6:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 26th, near the intersection of McDowell Road and 27th Avenue. The Phoenix Police
  • 27 Dec 2019
    Moped Rider Dies From Injuries, Was Not Wearing Helmet
    A moped rider has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash earlier this month. The Paradise Valley Independent reported on its website that the crash happened in an area north of Fanfol Drive and East Mountain View Road in Paradise Valley. The Paradise Valley Police Department said in a stateme
  • 26 Dec 2019
    Video Catches Delivery Driver Destroying Package Deliberately
    Police in Detroit, Michigan are looking for a delivery driver who destroyed a package rather than make the delivery he was contracted to do by Amazon. In a story appearing on Phoenix affiliate ABC 15, surveillance video captured from a neighbor’s security camera shows the driver place the small package u
  • 25 Dec 2019
    Two Kids Fight Off Carjacker In Chicago
    Two kids in Chicago were able to fight off a would-be carjacker who attempted to steal the SUV they were riding in from an area Domino’s Pizza earlier this week. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that the incident happened in the West Rogers Park area of Chicago when the father of three children pulled the famil
  • 24 Dec 2019
    Fatal Crash At Bell Road And 26th Street In Phoenix
    A crash near the intersection of Bell Road and 26th Street in Phoenix claimed the life of a woman yesterday afternoon. AZ Central reported on its website that the fatal crash happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23rd.  Phoenix police say that a woman between the age of 60 and 65 was dri
  • 24 Dec 2019
    Car Crashes Into Light-Rail Train, Driver Killed
    One person is dead after a wrong-way crash in the early hours of Sunday morning between a motor vehicle and a light-rail train in Phoenix. According to an interview with Phoenix Police spokesperson, Sgt. Tommy Thompson that appeared on the Arizona Family website, the accident happened at approximately 3:00
  • 20 Dec 2019
    Four Year Sentence In Fatal School Bus Crash
    An Indiana woman who was responsible for the deaths of three children when she crashed her pickup truck into them in October of 2018 has been sentenced to four years in prison. According to a report appearing on the Fox 10 website in Phoenix, Alyssa Shepherd, 25, was sentenced on October 18th for her role
  • 19 Dec 2019
    New Technology In Australia Can Catch People Texting While Driving, May Come To US
    It takes only three seconds of driver distraction to get into a serious or even potentially fatal accident.  According to research conducted by Virginia Tech, anyone who texts behind the wheel is 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than someone who doesn’t text while driving. According to
  • 18 Dec 2019
    Political Candidate Rear-Ended Into School Bus In Tempe City
    A candidate who is running for a position on the Tempe City Council was injured in a multi-vehicle crash that also involved a school bus last week. According to a report filed on the AZ Central website, on Tuesday, December 10th, Marc Norman, 52, who is running for City Council, was driving eastbound on So
  • 17 Dec 2019
    11 People Injured When Van Crashes Into Store In Burien
    Holiday shoppers at a Ross department store in the greater Seattle area got more than the gifts they were shopping for when a van crashed through the store on Monday night. According to reports appearing on the websites of ABC and CNN, 11 people were injured when a white van crashed through the Ross Dress
  • 16 Dec 2019
    Driver Survives Rolling Vehicle Down 400 Foot Embankment
    No matter what we may have seen in the movies, crashes in which a motor vehicle becomes airborne are thankfully rare. Such accidents rarely end well when it lands again. In such accidents, passengers and drivers can end up being seriously hurt, or worse. According to a report by KGUN in Phoenix, one man, h
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