Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of those ages 5 – 34 years old in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009, more than 3.4 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments due to motor vehicle crashes.
AZCentral reported that 4 people were taken to the hospital after being involved in a head-on collision. The SUV accident in Phoenix happened on Loop 303 near Glendale Avenue. The collision happened between two sports-utility vehicles. One swerved onto the opposite lane, while the other rolled into the field and caught fire. All four people who were in the vehicles were able to remove themselves from within their cars, with non life threatening injuries. They were all taken to hospitals right after.
When driving in Arizona, it is important to be a responsible driver. Always drive in the correct lane and follow the rules of traffic. The driver’s attention should also be directed on the road, and not on cell phones, food or other passengers. Alcohol, drugs and driving should not be done together, as the risk of accidents and injuries increase when these factors are involved. It is also important to follow the speed limit posted on the roads. Keeping safe by wearing a seat belt is also a must for everybody inside a car, no matter how short the travelled distance is.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Arizona, we may be able to help. We are car accident lawyers in Phoenix and you may call us for a free consultation at (480) 389-2463.