The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported the death of two infants and a woman in a crash on a recent Wednesday. Whenever big rigs are involved in motor vehicle accidents, any occupants of smaller vehicles have little chance of escaping severe injuries or even death. This fatal accident involved a semi truck and four other vehicles.
Debris on Arizona roads poses severe hazards to all types of vehicles. Reportedly, about one million pounds of all kinds of trash is removed from valley highways by volunteers and ADOT officials every year, and authorities say road debris causes about 1,000 motor vehicle accidents annually. It is not uncommon for large objects that dropped from unsecured loads to cause devastating crashes.
Drivers who have minor passengers with them must take extra care. Motor vehicle accidents can happen in seconds, and the consequences can be devastating. Authorities in Arizona report a recent two-car crash that sent all the occupants of both cars to the hospital -- some with critical injuries.
A police investigation is underway after a fatal accident that occurred in Maricopa County. Although there is no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in this crash, motor vehicle accidents in Arizona that involve death are typically subject to criminal investigations. Reportedly, the wreck happened shortly before 8 p.m. on a recent Monday.
Losing loved ones in crashes that are caused by negligent or impaired drivers is not something wished onto anyone. When such tragedies occur, it is only natural for the surviving family members to want to hold the drivers who caused the crashes liable for damages. However, in Arizona, other parties might carry some of the blame for drunk driving motor vehicle accidents.
Wrong-way accidents can have devastating consequences, and they are particularly difficult to avoid after dark. One such Arizona crash that occurred on a recent Monday evening was reportedly the 13th wrong-way collision in and around Phoenix so far this year. Authorities say it was the first such incident in May, following two wrong-way motor vehicle accidents that occurred in April.
Arizona police have urged pedestrians to remain alert and only cross where crosswalks are available. At the same time, they also reminded drivers to avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians. Reportedly, pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accidents in the City of Phoenix have claimed 41 pedestrians so far in 2018, while the total number of such fatalities last year came to 56.
Autonomous cars have been present in Arizona since Feb. 2017. All went well until a recent Sunday when a self-driving Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian. This incident gave rise to many questions about motor vehicle accidents involving self-driving cars.
Losing loved ones in crashes are naturally traumatic experiences for the surviving family members. In many motor vehicle accidents in Arizona, passengers lose their lives while drivers suffer only minor injuries. One such an accident occurred in Phoenix on a recent Saturday evening.
A significant percentage of annual crash fatalities nationwide is caused by drunk driving. Despite the strict, zero-tolerance DUI laws in Arizona, lives are still lost due to drunk driving motor vehicle accidents. One such an incident occurred in Phoenix on a recent Thursday.