Zanes Law In The News

  • 17 Apr 2019
    Man Runs Over Mother And Her Children, Flees The Scene
    It’s unimaginable that anyone would harm another person - especially a mother and her children and then callously leave the scene. That is the scenario that unfolded in Phoenix earlier this month. The suspect in the hit-and-run case is still at large. KTAR 92. 3 FM in Phoenix reported on their website t
  • 16 Apr 2019
    Last Sunday Saw Several Fatal Accidents, Leaving 7 People Dead
    Weekends tend to be a sweet spot for an increase in crashes on Arizona’s roadways.  The morning and afternoon of Sunday, April 7th, saw several fatal crashes which have left seven people dead. AZ Family reports that at approximately 9:00 a.m. the first crash involved a Phoenix Fire Department fire truck
  • 15 Apr 2019
    Fiery Wrong Way Crashes Results In The Death Of A Woman
    When driving in an unfamiliar location, it’s common for otherwise good drivers to make mistakes and cause accidents. Maybe you make a wrong turn somewhere or, worst case scenario, make a terrible mistake in the dark. That seems to be what might have happened after a wrong way driver was killed in a crash t
  • 12 Apr 2019
    14 Year Old Crashes Car And Kills Passenger
    Teens can legally drive as early as 14 years of age if they obtain a learners permit in the state where they live. When driving at such an early age, these states usually require a licensed adult to be in the vehicle with them to assist in gaining valuable driving experience and learn the rules of the road. I
  • 11 Apr 2019
    Arizona Cracks Down On Wrong-Way Driving
    There are several reasons why someone would drive the wrong way on a divided highway or one-way street. Such incidents can happen when a driver is confused by traffic signs – or the lack of them. Wrong-way crashes can be caused by an elderly or an inexperienced driver. According to safety experts and Arizon
  • 10 Apr 2019
    Driver Killed In Horrific Crash Identified
    An accident can happen anytime and anywhere. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), the majority of motor vehicle accidents that end in fatality occur between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. That was the time of day when a fatal crash in central Las Vegas happened early last mont
  • 09 Apr 2019
    Motorcyclist In Extremely Critical Condition After Crashing While Not Wearing A Helmet
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be seriously injured or killed in accidents than any other type of motor vehicle. It doesn’t matter what kind or size of motorcycle someone rides, the data has consistently shown that wearing a
  • 08 Apr 2019
    British Band Her’s Killed In Fiery Wring-Way Crash
    The promising future of an up and coming Indie band from the UK was tragically cut short in a wrong-way crash on an Arizona highway late last month. According to a story reported by Fox 11 in Phoenix, both members of the band, Her’s were killed along with their tour manager. A pickup truck traveling east
  • 05 Apr 2019
    Road-Raged Driver Follows Family And Open Fires, Killing 10 Year Old
    In the last decade, law enforcement agencies have indicated that incidents of road rage are on the rise. When an aggressive driver takes out their frustrations on other innocent drivers, it can end in tragedy. Yesterday, the UK’s Daily Mail reported on a tragedy which unfolded on the streets of Phoenix o
  • 04 Apr 2019
    Huge Multi-Car Crash Injures 9 People
    A chain reaction, multi-vehicle crash in North Attleboro, Massachusetts required the closure of Interstate 95 in late February during the busy morning commute and backed up traffic for miles. NCEN.Com reports that the accident happened at approximately 6:20 a.m. on February 22nd. A 29-year-old woman drivin
  • 03 Apr 2019
    Man Leads Police On High-Speed Chase, No Casualties
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports that law enforcement pursuits can often end badly. On average at least one person per day is killed in pursuit-related crashes.  The problem has gotten so serious that law enforcement agencies across the country are reconsidering whether or not high-speed chases
  • 02 Apr 2019
    Street Racing Airman Kills Pedestrian, Continues Driving Before Crashing Into Apartments
    Every state in the country has laws against drag or street racing. In addition to substantial fines, street racing can lead to severe injuries or outcomes that are even more tragic. Street or drag racing not only puts the lives of those who are involved at risk; they can endanger the lives of innocent bystand
  • 01 Apr 2019
    Road-Raged Driver Punches Pedestrian, Killing Him
    Incidents of road rage that happen across our country are increasing each year. On a far too frequent basis, drivers are acting out their anger and aggression when they get behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 50% of people say that they have sparked a cas
  • 29 Mar 2019
    Fatal Motorcycle Accidents On The Rise In Tuscon
    The Tucson Police Department recently released a report indicating that motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents have gone down so far compared to 2018. Less encouraging news, however, is that the number of fatal motorcycle accidents has risen compared to last year. Station KVOA Channel 4 News reported that
  • 28 Mar 2019
    Head-On Collision Kills Four
    According to statistics, accidents which involve wrong-way drivers happen more often between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.  One such incident unfolded recently with tragic results early Wednesday morning and has left four people dead. Fox10 in Phoenix reports that the fiery and deadly crash happened on
  • 27 Mar 2019
    Teen Faces 3 Counts Of First-Degree Murder
    A teen is currently facing the charge of first-degree murder for his role in a crash while attempting to flee from police that killed three other teens who were in the vehicle with him. The Tucson.com website reported that the fatal crash on February 19th happened at approximately 11:00 a.m. when a deputy
  • 26 Mar 2019
    Bus Driver Hits Ride-Share Vehicle, Kills One Passenger Injures A Second
    The Arizona Department of Transportation is clear: those who hold a commercial driver’s license or CDL follow a different set of guidelines than other drivers. Some of these guidelines are stricter for those who drive for a living. A reason for this is that these vehicles are much bigger than passenger vehi
  • 25 Mar 2019
    Hit And Run Driver Identified In Rollover Crash
    Last week we reported about a horrific crash that happened in Sarasota, Florida where a teen driver was left critically injured in a hit and run crash. In an update to the story, Fox10 in Phoenix reports that a suspect has been found and arrested by authorities for his role the crash which left 19-year-old
  • 22 Mar 2019
    New Seat Belt Law Rejected, Thorpe Not Ready To Quit
    There’s no longer a question of whether or not seatbelts save lives. They do.  Almost every state in the nation has some form of seatbelt or restraint law; even if those laws only include front seat passengers and minor children. A member of the state of Arizona’s House of Representatives, Republican,
  • 21 Mar 2019
    Teen Survives Brutal Crash From Hit And Run Driver
    Fox10 in Phoenix aired a story on Thursday, February 28th on the crash that happened in an area often frequented by tourists. The entire incident was captured on video. Earlier that morning security video from the Lantern Inn and Suites located on U.S. Highway 41 in Sarasota, Florida showed what happened.
  • 20 Mar 2019
    Truck Carrying Government Missiles Crashes On Interstate
    It’s no secret that hazardous materials are transported over our roadways every day. Some items that travel our highways and interstates are also used for our government agencies and defense department and can include a variety of highly dangerous materials. When an accident happens, the Federal Highway Adm
  • 19 Mar 2019
    Two Vicious Motorcycling Accidents In One Day
    Across the country, people can be seen enjoying their freedom from on top of a motorcycle. One must be careful when traveling by motorcycle as it can be more hazardous due to greater exposure to dangers on the road. March 1st saw two motorcycle crashes in the Phoenix Valley happen just hours apart. One perso
  • 18 Mar 2019
    Multi-Vehicle Crash Involving 3 Cars Leaves Life Threatening Injuries
    In a story reported by KGUN9 in Tucson, an accident which happened on February 2nd on Craycroft Road involved three vehicles shut down the road while emergency crews were on the scene. The cause of a multi-vehicle crash on Craycroft Road in Tucson that resulted in serious injuries back in February may have
  • 15 Mar 2019
    Uber Not Held Liable In Self-Driving Car Crash
    The Yavapai County Attorney’s office recently released a letter in which it stated that ride-sharing company, Uber, should not be held criminally liable in the March 2018 crash in which a pedestrian was killed by one of Uber’s self-driving cars; a Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle. Reuters reported on M
  • 14 Mar 2019
    Stolen Motorcycle Found Wrecked In Fatal Crash
    Everyone deserves to buy themselves a treat once in a while and giving oneself a gift for the holidays is something many people do each year. Joseph Cooper of Fort Smith decided to treat himself to a new motorcycle last holiday season and had spent time and money learning how to ride and enjoy it. In an in
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