A Peoria accident resulted in the death of a woman Tuesday morning when her car collided with an SUV at Peoria Avenue and the off-ramp from Interstate 17 (AZ Central 07/19/2011).
Phoenix Police Department said the accident happened just after midnight while the 45-year-old victim was driving her 2005 Ford Mustang north into an intersection. A 1996 Toyota 4Runner then struck her on the driver side sending her to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Initial investigations point at impairment as a factor in the crash. The driver of the SUV was suspected by Police to have failed to stop at a red light.
With 32 percent of car accident deaths in the U.S. associated with alcohol impairment (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), it is alarming to see that drunken driving accidents continue to happen. In Arizona, alcohol impaired driving fatalities made up 27 percent of total vehicle crash deaths in 2009.
In an effort to decrease drunk driving accidents in Arizona, authorities continue aggressive campaigns against people driving under the influence. Last year a statewide task force was held to monitor holiday DUI which resulted to thousands of arrests.
But despite this, a number of drivers continue to abuse alcohol and put everyone’s lives on the road at great risk. Report drivers who you suspect are driving under the influence to local authorities to prevent such accidents from happening.
Victims of impaired drivers who seek compensation related to a personal injury can call our Peoria car accident lawyers for a free consultation at (602) 457-6222.