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  • 07 May 2019
    Dangerous Rollover Crash Injures 3
    Rollover accidents can be both terrifying and deadly. Drivers who have survived a rollover crash report feeling a sense of helplessness because of a complete loss of control. Rollover accidents, more than any other type of automobile crash, can cause severe injuries including head and neck trauma or even deat
  • 06 May 2019
    Man Dies After Accident With DUI Driver
    According to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),  driving under the influence of alcohol claims more than 10,000 lives in the U.S. every year. In 2017, the number of deaths attributed to drunken driving was 10,874. In the State of Arizona, the legal blood alcohol level anyone can have while o
  • 03 May 2019
    Multi-Car Chain Reaction Collision Leaves 1 Seriously Injured
    In Arizona, as in many other parts of the country, our highways and roads become more congested over time. In addition to motorists having longer commute times, more vehicles on the road mean an increased chance of getting into an accident. A multi-car, chain reaction collision in Tucson last month involve
  • 02 May 2019
    Man Suspected Of DUI Causes Motorcycle Wreck
    Even if someone isn’t physically caught up in a crash, they can still be involved in one. According to a story on the AZ Family website, that is what authorities in Phoenix believe happened in a crash on Sunday, April 28th. Phoenix Police have arrested Alfred Brown Jr., 29, on suspicion of DUI in a crash
  • 01 May 2019
    Accident With ATV Leaves One Dead
    The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPC) reports that from 1982 through 2016 there was an estimated total of 14,653 ATV-related fatalities. Of this number, 3,232, or 22% of all ATV deaths were children younger than 16.  Because of this, the federal agency recommends that ATVs not be operate
  • 30 Apr 2019
    Firefighters Injured After Surprise Exposition
    An explosion at the McMicken Energy Storage facility at an APS substation in Surprise, Arizona earlier this month injured eight West Valley Firefighters; three of them are still being treated at the hospital after the incident. ABC 15 reports that on Friday, April 19th, fire investigators from the Peoria a
  • 29 Apr 2019
    Suspected DUI Driver Throws Pedestrian 75 Feet Away, Killing Him
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2016, more than 1 million drivers in the US were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or narcotics. In 2017, the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) released a study which reported that there were 4,854 accidents involving drivers who
  • 26 Apr 2019
    Oil Leaks Lead To Hyundai Recall
    In the spring of 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation into consumer complaints regarding several issues with the engines of Hyundai vehicles. These problems include excessive noise, engine seizure, and fires all being caused by oil leaks. In March, Truc
  • 25 Apr 2019
    Man Transporting Chickens Across Road Hit And Killed
    Loading and unloading cargo can be dangerous for many different reasons. Loads can shift, cargo can cause injury, or others simply walking or driving into a work area can create hazards for workers just trying to do their job. Last month, a Los Angeles forklift driver making delivery of live poultry was struc
  • 24 Apr 2019
    Hit-And-Run Crash Leaves Behind Grisly Scene
    According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT), there were 15,014 hit-and-run crashes in our state in 2017. Those crashes resulted in 64 fatalities and nearly 3,000 people injured. Arizona state law requires anyone who is involved in an accident to stop until they are released by law enforcemen
  • 23 Apr 2019
    Arizona Senate Passes Ban On Distracted Driving Devices
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that every day, an estimated nine people in the United States are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. It can take less than just a few seconds of someone taking their eyes off of the road to irreversibly change l
  • 22 Apr 2019
    Exploding Sunroofs Causes Damages Across The US And Canada
    Having a sunroof can be a big bonus for many car buyers. There is something almost magical about lights and air coming through your car to help you enjoy the whole experience of the open road. Recently, however, a number of consumers both in the US and in Canada have been experiencing the phenomenon of sha
  • 19 Apr 2019
    Motorcycle Fatalities Increasing Since Last Year
    The Tucson Police Department recently released a report indicating that motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents have gone down compared to 2018. Less encouraging news, however, is that the number of fatal motorcycle accidents has increased compared to last year. Station KVOA Channel 4 News reported that by
  • 18 Apr 2019
    Fatal Accident Between Firetruck And Pickup Truck
    The AZ Family initially reported that one of the three people killed in an accident between a pickup truck and a fire truck on its way to a call had been a six-month-old infant.  A story appearing on the Firehouse.com website, confirms that the baby was just 3-months- old when he and his parents were killed
  • 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
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