As Arizona car accident attorneys, we are happy to hear that highway patrol officers were stationed at least every 10 miles along the four major highways in rural sections of Arizona and every 2 miles in metro areas like Phoenix and Tucson during Thanksgiving. The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) wanted to crack down on speeding, tailgating, and other violations. According to a news report in Fox 10, the officers were patrolling Interstates 8, 10, 17 and 40.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
Thirteen people were killed in car accidents during Thanksgiving weekend last year in Arizona and four were alcohol related, according to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In total, there were 106,177 Arizona car accidents in 2010, 698 of which were fatal, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). More than 33,000 of those accidents resulted in an injury. Car accidents that were alcohol-related totaled 5,489. The most common type of collision was rear-ending, and the most common driver violation was that the speed was too fast for conditions. Other Arizona car accident statistics include:
- More than 2 people were killed each day.
- There were 137 people injured every day.
- More than half of the crashes occurred in daylight.
- Car accidents accounted for more than $2.6 billion in economic losses in Arizona.
Contact an Arizona Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident this holiday weekend, contact an Arizona car accident attorney immediately. The Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can investigate your case to determine who was at fault and whether that person can be held responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, car damages, and more. It is important to contact us quickly as there are often statutes of limitations that apply to Arizona car accidents. For a free consultation, please call (602) 457-6222. Also, feel free to follow us on our Husband and Wife Law Team Facebook page for firm news and other topics of interest.