Articles Posted in Automobile Accidents

Recent reports from AAA predict that nearly 2.5 million people in the Mountain West region will hit the road during Labor Day weekend, and that means Arizona auto accidents may be on the rise. Labor Day is now passed, but even during regular weekends or other holiday weekends, here’s a few tips on saving yourself time, money, and trouble along the way:

  • Check your tire pressure before you hit the road to increase gas mileage, reduce stopping distance, and make it easier to manage your vehicle in a crisis.
  • Don’t just watch the speed limit. Following the speed limit will increase your gas mileage and help you avoid accidents.
  • Avoid driving behind large trucks and vans where you can’t see what’s going on ahead, making you more likely to become involved in a crash.

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As experienced Globe traffic collision attorneys, we are truly worried for the people who were involved in a serious accident on Sunday, July 8, 2012, according to reports from Kiko News. The crash happened on Highway 60 near a take-out pizza place around noon on Sunday. Reports did not indicate how many vehicles or how many people were involved in the crash, but three people were seriously injured in the collision. One person was taken to an area hospital by ambulance. Two others were taken by life flight helicopter to Phoenix. No reports have been issued by police on the cause of the incident and the investigation is still pending. Our best wishes for a complete recovery go out to all those injured.

How to Avoid a Serious Globe Traffic Collision

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports the occurrence of roughly 160 Globe traffic collisions every year that cause injuries to up to 100 people annually. Many of these collisions are caused by distracted driving and could be avoided. The easiest ways for drivers in Glove to avoid being involved in a serious crash that causes injuries are to keep their attention on the road, minimize distractions in their car, and keep their cool, even when other drivers are striking a nerve. For example, drivers should turn off their cell phones, keep both hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road, and avoid tailgating even the slowest drivers.

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Serious Prescott Valley car wrecks may not always involve a second vehicle, much like a collision that occurred on August 9, according to reports from The Daily Courier. The accident happened at the intersection of Viewpoint Drive and Park View Drive when a man driving a delivery truck was struck in the head by a flying rock.

According to news reports, the rock was flung by a weed mower in operation across the street. The truck then crashed into a drainage ditch. The man was taken to the hospital by ambulance with a serious head injury. Our best wishes for a complete recovery are with this man as he remains in the hospital.

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Soaring temperatures do more than cause sunburns. Many times, rising temperatures lead to serious Phoenix traffic accidents. According to reports from My Fox Phoenix, the high temperatures in the Valley are causing new road hazards to appear that may pose serious dangers to Valley residents and drivers. The extreme heat brought on by multiple triple-digit days can cause concrete and asphalt to expand, buckle, and break away, leaving gaping holes in the roadway that can’t be classified as mere potholes.

In order to avoid serious accidents caused by these road hazards, motorists should keep their eyes, minds, and full attention on the road at all times. Drivers should also pay attention to traffic news and avoid driving in areas where the concrete or asphalt has been known to give way under extreme temperatures. Many times, however, these areas are unavoidable. It is the responsibility of the land owners to keep their roads safe.

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Police officers are often put in danger in the line of duty and are often susceptible to collisions and injuries, as was the case in a Peoria car crash that took place on Friday, August 10th, 2012, according to reports from AZ Central. The collision happened on Friday night when four vehicles, including a car driven by the police officer, crashed into each other near Northern Avenue on Loop 101. The deputy and one other person were both injured in the collision and both were treated for their injuries. Reports did not indicate how the crash happened, but it is still under investigation. We are thinking of all those individuals involved in the collision and hope everyone is back on their feet soon.

Peoria Car Crash Facts and Figures

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports around 2,250 Peoria car crashes every year. These accidents result in injuries to involved people around 30 percent of the time and approximately 1,000 people are hurt after being involved in a car accident, according to statistics. This is a personal injury rate of nearly 43 percent, or an injury around every 2.3 car accidents. More than 10 individuals are killed in Peoria collisions annually, and according to recent reports, around one-quarter of these deaths are caused by drunk drivers.

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As experienced Glendale car accident injury lawyers, we were taken aback by news of a recent crash reported by KPHO News on July 23. The accident happened on Monday morning near the intersection of Thunderbird Road and 55th Avenue in Glendale when one vehicle struck another. One of the vehicles caught fire and was extinguished by witnesses. One individual involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt and was taken from the scene in critical condition. Two additional people were also injured.

Police did not report the cause of the accident. Our thoughts are with all three people who sustained injuries in the collision. We hope they are healing quickly.

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Phoenix Dust Storm Auto AccidentWith over 15 years of experience as Phoenix, AZ car accident attorneys, we know that the weather can change in an instant, taking motorists by surprise. If a dust storm arrives suddenly, there are ways to help keep yourself, your passengers, and other motorists on the road safe, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

  • If you’re able to avoid driving through it, do so.
  • Try to exit the highway or freeway completely before you encounter low visibility.
  • If you’re going to stop, drive a safe distance off of the road, away from traffic.
  • Turn off your lights, keep your seatbelt fastened, and pull your emergency brake.
  • Do not get out of your vehicle.

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As experienced Anthem fatal car crash attorneys, we were deeply disturbed by the news of a collision reported by ABC 15 News on July 21. The collision happened around 3 p.m. near the milepost 231 marker on I-17 when a car crossed the centerline from the southbound lane into the northbound lane. The car crashed into another vehicle, killing one person inside the other car. The northbound lane of the freeway was closed for several hours while police investigated the accident.

No reports from police were made on additional injuries in the car wreck or what caused the crash to occur. We are deeply concerned for the family of the person that was killed and want them to know they are in our prayers.

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As experienced Arizona car crash attorneys, we were taken aback by the outcome of a Payson collision that was reported on Thursday, July 19, 2012 by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The car wreck happened Thursday evening around 6:45 p.m. when two cars collided on SR-87. The collision shut down the HOV lane for over an hour and traffic moved slowly throughout the rest of evening. Multiple injuries were reported in the collision and those individuals were transferred to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries. There was no word from police on whether anyone received citations for the accident. We are thinking of those involved and wish them the best in their respective recoveries.

Payson Car Crash Statistics

More than 140 Payson car crashes are reported annually by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Approximately 22.5 percent of the collisions that happen in Payson every year cause injuries; however, the city’s injury rate is much lower than that of other cities in Gila County and across the state. Slightly more than 50 people report being injured in collisions that happen in the city each year and roughly 13 percent of those injuries are caused by drunk drivers. In line with the rest of Gila County, accidents in Payson rarely result in deaths and zero deaths occur in a typical year.

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As experienced Tucson car accident attorneys, we know that small city car crashes, while less frequent than big city collisions, have a tremendous impact on the victims and community.

How to Avoid a Tucson Car Accident

Most Tucson car accidents, whether they result in injuries or not, are preventable by the negligent driver responsible for the crash. In most cases, drivers who are struck by another vehicle cannot do anything to avoid the crash. Drivers can avoid causing a crash in Tucson by paying extra attention at night and in the early morning. Additionally, drivers should be certain to follow the speed limit, keep within their own lane of travel, and use their blinkers every time they are going to change lanes. Drivers can also protect themselves in areas frequented by pedestrians by slowing down in residential areas and providing plenty of space for individuals in the crosswalk.

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