AZCentral reported a possible impaired driving accident in Glendale involving a vehicle crashing into a popular hot dog shop on September 14, 2011. According to report, the crash happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday as the 20-year-old driver was headed east on Glendale Avenue.
The driver lost control and veered off into a dirt field across from the hotdog shop and then came crashing into the west side of the store. A gas line was damaged, but crews were able to control the situation and evacuate the area.
Police suspect alcohol to be a factor in the Glendale accident and are waiting for blood test results. The driver sustained serious but non-fatal injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No one else was reportedly hurt in the crash.
Impairment has always been a major concern in road safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 people die each day because of alcohol impaired driving in the U.S. Aside from the injuries and deaths, impaired car accidents have an economic impact as well; CDC estimates that the annual cost of alcohol related accidents exceeds 51 billion US dollars.
As Arizona DUI crash victim attorneys, we urge everyone to be an instrument in the fight against impaired driving accidents by avoiding alcohol when driving and by not allowing a friend or a loved one to drive when impaired.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Arizona drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses associated with your injuries. Contact the Glendale auto accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (623) 455-6603 for a free consultation. You can also follow us on our Arizona Law Team Twitter account for additional topics of interest.