According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents have become the leading cause of death for kids five years old and up. Four children aged 15 and below died each day across the U.S. in 2009 because of injuries sustained from car crashes, standing up to its name as one of the greatest threats to human health (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System).
In recent news, two kids, a boy and girl aged 9 and 7, and two adults were hurt in a Mesa auto accident last week (AZ Central 04/08/2011). According to police, the victims were transported to a local hospital after a four-car collision happened on Baseline and Dobson roads Friday morning, with one of the children reportedly bleeding from a head injury.
The two kids were onboard a vehicle going westbound on Baseline when a driver ran a red light and collided with another vehicle driving northbound on Dobson.
The crash caused the intersection to be closed for more than an hour as authorities rushed to the scene.
Car accidents have become a huge threat to people’s lives; so threatening, in fact, that authorities have increased efforts to educate drivers and increase the lookout for traffic law violators through checkpoints, cameras in intersections, and increased police presence. This has resulted in the steady decline of traffic fatalities in recent years.
But their efforts alone will not be enough to push Arizona car accidents to its all time low. Every driver, and pedestrian, should be accountable for keeping the road safe day and night.
Victims of car and other related accidents in the Arizona area may contact us at (602) 267-1280 for their free consultation.