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  • 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 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
  • 13 Mar 2019
    No Seatbelts Were Worn In Head-On Collision
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), such crashes make up just 2% of crashes in the United States, yet account for more than 10% of vehicle fatalities annually. The NHTSA also found that while seatbelt use has increased nationwide, in Western states like Arizona, according
  • 12 Mar 2019
    Big-Rig Goes Off Road And Catches Fire On I-10
    Many people in the trucking industry drive with a partner or co-driver. This type of team arrangement can help truckers make deliveries in time in a safe and efficient manner. Yet even with two people in the cab, things can go wrong. A fiery crash along Interstate 10 has resulted in the death of a semi-truck
  • 11 Mar 2019
    Child On Motorcycle Struck By Car, Was Wearing Helmet
    Kids just seem to be naturally attracted to motorcycles and it’s natural that they will want to take a ride. It is possible to take kids who insist on a ride with an adult motorcyclist. It does require, however, extra safety concerns to be taken into consideration beforehand. Thankfully, in this case, both
  • 08 Mar 2019
    Head-On Collision Sends Man To Hospital With Life-Threatening Injuries
    According to the NHTSA, the majority of collisions that occur annually in the United States are rear-end crashes or 29% of all crashes. Front end or head-on collisions only account for a small number of collisions every year amount to just 2.3% with only 10.1% of these ending in fatalities. Even with such low
  • 07 Mar 2019
    Multiple Commercial Trucks Collide On US 60
    A multi-vehicle can happen at any time, no matter what the road or weather conditions are. Such crashes can in a chain reaction accident and there are almost always multiple injuries as a result. When a crash involves several vehicles it can sometimes make it difficult to determine fault and liability. Such i
  • 06 Mar 2019
    Infant Critically Injured After Rough Handling By Babysitter
    Taking care of very young children and babies can be stressful. As precious and wonderful as they are, newborns can cry for seemingly no reason and it can be difficult to get them to stop. Young or inexperienced parents may not know what to do and if nothing seems to help, tempers can flare. In such a situati
  • 05 Mar 2019
    Chain Reaction Crash Ends In Four Fatalities
    When someone drives recklessly, they are not only risking their lives but the lives of anyone else that they happen to be sharing the road with. This is possibly what caused a chain reaction crash involving six vehicles in December. One of the vehicles involved was a semi-tractor trailer rig. The accident end
  • 04 Mar 2019
    Man In Critical Condition After Getting Hit By Valley Metro Train
    For well over a century, trains have been considered one of the most economical, effective and one of the safest forms of transportation available. It’s never a good idea to try and outrun a train because the train is almost guaranteed to win. Whenever a driver, a bicyclist or a pedestrian gets into an acci
  • 01 Mar 2019
    Two Ejected From Vehicle In Fatal Accident
    A Phoenix family is mourning the loss of two members of their family. One brother lost his life in a rollover crash while the other brother is facing time in prison for his role in the accident. The Arizona Family website reported about the fatal crash which happened on the Stack which is the southbound I-
  • 28 Feb 2019
    Tempe Sued For Millions Over Self-Driving Car Accident
    What would seem like common sense to most of us, may not be when it comes to laws that are supposedly designed to protect people from common hazards. In Arizona, this question may come under closer examination now that the city of Tempe, Arizona is currently facing litigation from the surviving family members
  • 28 Feb 2019
    Overturned Vehicle Accident Kills One
    A driver has been arrested after a multi-vehicle crash in southeast Fresno on Sunday night ended with one person dead. ABC affiliate station 30 in Fresno reports that fatal crash happened at approximately 6:50 p.m. just south of Church Street on Chestnut Avenue. One driver, whose vehicle was overturned
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