Accident In Intersection Saves Family In Crosswalk From Worse Accident, Video Captured

It’s hard to imagine that one accident could possibly prevent another even more tragic accident from occurring, but that’s precisely the scenario that unfolded in Phoenix last week.

Dashcam video taken from a Phoenix Police Department cruiser shows a young family of three, their child in a stroller attempting to cross the intersection at 53rd Avenue and Indian School Road.  CNN reported on its website that the family had the right of way and was about a third of the way across the street when a Jeep was heading straight for them at a high rate of speed. 

Just before the Jeep reached the family with the stroller, a dark Chevy Cruz struck the Jeep that might otherwise have hit them and caused a severe accident.

The family was unharmed in the incident, and the driver of the Chevy Cruz suffered only minor injuries.

According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson, spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Department, the driver of the Jeep has been identified as Ernesto Oveso, 23, who was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Oveso reportedly became argumentative with witnesses to the incident and attempted to flee the scene. When confronted, Oveso pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the driver through the window. 

Oveso was placed under arrest on multiple charges, including suspicion of DUI, prohibited possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, and four prior warrants that had been issued for his arrest.

Related Frequently Asked Questions

  • 07 Jan 2019
    Can I Be Compensated for Lost Income After a Car Accident?
    You may be able to recover compensation for lost wages after being in an Arizona car accident. There are many costs associated with a car accident including medical bills, property damage, and lost income. If another party is at fault for your injuries, then they may also be responsible for your lost wages.
  • 07 Jan 2019
    What Kind of Timeline Should I Expect for My Car Accident Case?
    The first step in filing a car accident case is to schedule a free case evaluation. This should happen after you have reported the accident and called for medical help. If you receive any medical care during this time, be sure to document everything. These medical records will be important to your car acciden

Related Blog Posts

  • 18 Feb 2015
    Why Bruce Jenner’s Accident is a Lesson for ALL Drivers Out There
    Every media outlet has a scope on the recent and fatal Bruce Jenner car crash.  Many accounts have recalled the incident in varying detail but none look promising for any party involved including the Olympic gold medalist. (more…)
  • 18 May 2015
    Phoenix Light Rail Crash
    A very major and scary crash recently closed down a major Central and Indian School Road intersection. (more…)

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, or worse... we are here to help.
Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Zanes Law Logo
Click to call

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

By submitting this form I agree to the Terms of Use