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

  • 29 Oct 2019
    What Happens If You Get In An Accident With A Drunk Driver?
    When you get in an accident with a drunk driver, the law enforcement officer who responds to the accident scene will evaluate the accident and, if they believe that the drunk driver’s intoxication caused the accident, the police officer will call on Arizona’s implied consent laws to test the driver’s bl
  • 10 Dec 2019
    Should I Release My Medical Records To Another Driver’s Insurance Adjuster?
    We recommend discussing your case with a car accident attorney before you give a statement or release your medical records to another driver's insurance adjuster in Phoenix, AZ. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were over 36,000 injuries due to car accidents in the state in 2018. Af

Related Blog Posts

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