Zanes Law In The News

  • 13 Jun 2019
    Rental Vehicle Crash In Maricopa County
    While it is never a good idea to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking, it’s an even worse idea to do it while on your way to work or when driving someone else’s vehicle. An employee of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office in Phoenix is finding this out the hard way after he was arrested on
  • 11 Jun 2019
    Man Apologizes To Police For Going 91 In A 25-MPH Zone
    Speed limits are posted on our streets and roadways to keep people safe. Some lower posted speed limits are put in place in urban areas to ensure that pedestrians, bicyclists and other motorists aren’t put in harm’s way. The Arizona Family website reports that one man who was traveling at an astounding
  • 10 Jun 2019
    Wrong Way Crash Near Twin Arrows
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that there are approximately 260 wrong way crashes that happen each year, resulting in the deaths of more than 330 people each year. Almost all can be attributed to driver error that can be for several reasons like distracted driving, driver confusion,
  • 07 Jun 2019
    Woman Arrested For DUI Hit-And-Run With Pedestrian
    A 25-year-old woman has been arrested after hitting a pedestrian with her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and then fleeing the scene of the crash. Tucson.com recently reported that the fatal crash happened on Wednesday, May 8th, at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the neighborhood of East Sunrise Dr
  • 06 Jun 2019
    Felony DUI Charges For Charter School Director
    Our children look to those of us who are adults as role models. Ideally, we want to present to them and the world the best way to behave and act in public and private life and to do it with as much integrity as possible. Unfortunately, even as adults, anyone can make a mistake that they come to regret greatly
  • 05 Jun 2019
    Strange Accident Involving Officer And Prisoner
    Interfering with official police duties or disrespecting the authority of an officer of the law is never a wise thing to do. According to a story appearing on the ABC15 website, that may have been exactly what a suspect was attempting when he rammed his vehicle into a police car that was being used to transpo
  • 04 Jun 2019
    Rollover Crash Without Seat Belts Kills One, Injures Another
    All accidents can be terrifying; however, few are as frightening as a rollover crash. A recent rollover crash in Tucson on Thursday, May 2nd left one person dead and another person seriously injured. Tuscon.com reports that officials have released the identity of the victim as 24-year-old Melvin Ingram. Th
  • 03 Jun 2019
    Road Rage Incident Leads To Shooting
    In the last few years, cases of road have increased on our roads and highways across the country. Whenever someone gets behind the wheel and acts out their aggression, it can become a potential danger for anyone else who happens to be in the vicinity at the time. According to a recent study by the AAA Foundat
  • 31 May 2019
    Puppy Reunited With Owners After I-40 Crash
    Humans aren’t the only ones that can become hurt or confused after an accident. NBC 12 News reports that a puppy that was riding in a vehicle involved in a severe crash on Interstate 40 near Flagstaff will soon be reunited with her family. Bella was riding with her owner, a young man and his stepmom when
  • 29 May 2019
    Motorcyclist Killed On Miller Road Near I-10
    Weekends are the perfect time for motorcycle enthusiasts to get together with friends who also ride and just enjoy the open road. There is nothing quite like the freeing sensation of seeing the world from the back of a motorcycle. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are more exposed to the hazards of the road as oth
  • 28 May 2019
    Motorcyclist Dies In Accident, Had Helmet But Wasn’t Wearing It
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2016, motorcycle helmets saved an estimated 1,859 lives. The NHTSA also estimated that an additional 802 lives would have been saved if all motorcyclists involved in an accident would have worn a helmet. Even though it has been show
  • 27 May 2019
    Five-Car Crash Leaves One Dead On I-60
    The Department of Public Safety had to shut down a stretch of interstate highway earlier this month after a multi-car crash involving five vehicles left one person dead. Fox10 in Phoenix reports that the accident happened on the morning of Tuesday, May 14th along Interstate 60 in Tempe when a driver faile
  • 24 May 2019
    Arizona Police To Look Closer For Unbelted Drivers
    In the state of Arizona, both drivers and passengers in a motor vehicle are required to wear seatbelts. All U.S. states have similar requirements in place because it has long been proved that seatbelts do save lives. KTAR reports that Arizona motorists may be facing closer scrutiny by police and highway pa
  • 23 May 2019
    Phoenix Honors Fallen Officer
    Our police, fire, and other emergency workers are no less than heroes. When one falls in the line of duty, it seems appropriate to honor their memory in recognition of their service to protect and to serve our communities. KTAR reports that such a fallen hero is being honored along “Hero Lane” in Phoen
  • 22 May 2019
    New Recall From Ford Fixes Rollaway Problem
    When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a manufacturer has produced vehicles that have shown a defect related to safety or that does not comply with federal regulation standards, the manufacturer will be instructed to issue a recall. As required by law, the manufacturer
  • 21 May 2019
    Infant Injured, Woman Dead In Crash On 67th Avenue
    Teen and young adult drivers are often involved in severe accidents. Studies have shown that inexperienced drivers have higher insurance rates, mainly because they are more prone to take risks. Those risks may include getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving when they ar
  • 20 May 2019
    Officer Caught On Video Slapping Shoplifter, Arrested
    Most police officers are good people and are constantly conscious about what is considered acceptable behavior and what is considered excessive force. Even when dealing with those whom they suspect of committing a crime, there are clear lines as to what an acceptable use of force is and when it becomes a viol
  • 17 May 2019
    Head-On Collision Turns Into Hit-And-Run
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that wrong-way crashes are approximately five times more likely to happen between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. There can be any number of reasons why a wrong-way crash can occur, including drivers who are under the influence of alcoho
  • 16 May 2019
    Bus Crash May Have Been Caused By Distracted Driving
    According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the U.S. In 2017 the federal agency reports that 3,166 people were killed in accidents where the driver was distracted. AZ Family reports that Glendale Police
  • 15 May 2019
    Scooter Struck By Vehicle Near Railroad Crossing
    Along with motorcycles and mopeds, scooters are popular vehicles for those who want a low-cost, economical way to get around. Even though they are affordable and convenient ways to get around town, these smaller vehicles are prone to getting into serious accidents. AZ Central reports that a Tempe man is c
  • 14 May 2019
    Man Burns To Death In Intersection Crash
    At least one person was killed and several others injured in a fiery, two-vehicle crash in Peoria just before the weekend on Friday, May 10th. AZ Central reports that the accident happened in the area of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Westwing Parkway at approximately 5:00 p.m. Brandon Windhal, 19, was a passe
  • 13 May 2019
    Elderly Woman Struck And Killed Crossing East Thomas Road
    According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT), in 2017, there were a total of 226 pedestrians killed in our state with an additional 1,510 pedestrians injured. The figures show that Arizona has one of the highest rates of pedestrian-involved crashes in the United States and the numbers are con
  • 10 May 2019
    Man Accused Of Hit And Run After Injuring 3 Small Children
    A hit and run is a serious crime nationwide. It can be hard to fight instincts of fight or flight in the face of danger, but after injuring someone it’s important to stay calm and try and to help. Fleeing the scene only leads to harsher sentencing and penalties. KTAR News recently reported on a mother th
  • 09 May 2019
    Man Arrested After Fleeing Deadly Motorcycle Accident
    In the state of Arizona, whenever you are in a crash involving serious injuries or fatalities, according to ARS 28-663 you are required to stop and render assistance if possible. Not only is considered cowardly and callous to leave the scene of a crash, but it then becomes a hit and run and carries serious co
  • 08 May 2019
    Women Crashes Car After Diabetic Shock, Police Try Arresting Her For DUI
    Millions of people around the country suffer from low blood sugar or hypoglycemia that can cause diabetic shock. This medical condition happens when a person’s blood sugar levels get too low. Diabetic hypoglycemia can be managed through either medication or diet, but usually having a snack such as a chocola
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