Did you know that people over the age of 65 accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2008? Did you also know that 16 year olds are 3 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash then any other age group? In 2009 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the number of traffic fatalities had decreased by 300 due to campaigns such as “Click-it-or-Ticket” and other safe driving initiatives.
Arizona has been known for having a very high number of traffic-related accidents. However, stronger safety regulations have come into effect nationally, which has led to the state of Arizona seeing a decline in the number injuries and fatalities related to motor vehicles.
There was a head-on collision in Peoria last Thursday. The accident happened near a Peoria intersection at 112th and Northern avenues before 5 a.m. (AZ Family 3/3/11). According to reports, emergency crews had to extricate both drivers. The driver, age 65, had to be airlifted to a local hospital and the other victim, age 30, suffered multi-system trauma and was transported by ambulance. Further information has not been released, but it is believed that they both suffered life threatening injuries. Peoria Police revealed that a loose trailer might have caused the wreck. The 65-year old driver might have tried to avoid the trailer and as a result collided into the other car head-on.
Accidents caused by run away trailers are not as common as motor vehicle accidents however, can be just as dangerous. To avoid finding yourself involved in a car accident, it is important to not follow cars or trailers too closely.
If you or someone you know have been involved in a car accident and are seeking legal representation, we are available at (480) 753-4534.