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September 3, 2012

Five-Vehicle Mesa Car Crash Injures At Least Four People

Fatigue results in many car accidents in Arizona, and a driver who fell asleep at the wheel caused a serious five-car pileup on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, according to news reports from ABC 15 News. The Mesa traffic crash happened shortly before 11 p.m. when an elderly driver crossed into the oncoming lanes of traffic at McKellips Road and Lindsay Road and struck another vehicle. The impact forced that vehicle into two others while the first driver proceeded to hit a fifth vehicle. The drifting driver and his passenger, along with two of the other drivers, were injured, and all four were transported to the hospital. Reports from police indicate that the driver was not impaired at the time of the accident. Our best wishes for a quick recovery go out to everyone involved.

Mesa Car Crash Facts and Figures

Around 6,600 Mesa car crashes are reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and these collisions result in multiple injuries and deaths. Reports indicate that roughly 2,150 accidents in Mesa cause injuries to about 3,050 people. Around 40 additional people are reported killed in car wrecks every year. Statewide, around 1,300 fatigued drivers cause more than 605 injury accidents every year. In addition, drivers who fall asleep at the wheel are responsible for about 10 fatal collisions annually. More than half of those crashes caused by fatigued drivers or those who fell asleep at the wheel resulted in serious property damage.

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August 31, 2012

New River Semi Truck Collision Blocks Highway

An incident occurred on August 30, 2012 around 1:45 p.m. on northbound I-17 near New River when a semi truck rolled over on the highway. Police and other officials were dispatched to the scene but did not provide information regarding the cause of the rollover, the status of the driver, or the other vehicles that were involved. We are deeply concerned for the driver of the big rig and those other drivers that were reported to be involved, and sincerely hope that everyone is healing well.

Avoiding a New River Semi Truck Collision

Labor Day weekend will likely take most drivers at least 50 miles or more away from home, according to reports from AAA, increasing their risk of a New River semi truck collision. If you’re heading away from Phoenix and Maricopa County for Labor Day, here are some tips to keep you safe on the road:

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August 28, 2012

Local Pastor Dead in Kingman Motorcycle Crash

Following suit with the rest of the state, fatal Kingman motorcycle crashes are on the rise and we were saddened to hear that the life of a local pastor was claimed in an accident that happened on August 27, according to The Kingman Daily Miner. The collision happened at approximately 1:15 p.m. when the pastor’s motorcycle crashed into that of a large SUV making a left hand turn off of Stockton Hill Road into a parking lot.

The pastor suffered serious head injuries and later died at the hospital. According to reports, he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The elderly woman driving the SUV is facing charges for her role in the pastor’s death. Reports indicate that she was not injured in the collision. Our hearts go out to the pastor’s family in this difficult time and hope they are able to find some comfort despite their loss.

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August 23, 2012

Man Dies in Gilbert Car Wreck, Injures 2

In the wake of reports indicating a decline in the number of fatal Gilbert car wrecks occurring annually, we were saddened to hear the news from AZ Central of a deadly crash that took place on August 21. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. when a car crossed over the centerline on Williams Field Road into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup truck head-on. The man driving the first vehicle died in the accident.

The man who was operating the pickup truck was transported from the scene in critical condition and his passenger was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The stretch of road surrounding the scene was congested for nearly six hours. Our thoughts are with the motorist and his passenger who are in the hospital and we hope for their quick and complete recoveries.

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August 22, 2012

Phoenix Motorcycle Intersection Crash Kills Two

The month of August was relatively uneventful in terms of Phoenix motorcycle crashes until the occurrence of a collision reported by ABC 15 News on August 20. The accident took place in the evening near the intersection of 7th Street and Beardsley Road when a motorcycle making a left turn collided with a small car.

Both the motorcycle rider and passenger sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the vehicle also sustained injuries and two young children riding in that vehicle escaped without injury. According to accident reports, the rider of the motorcycle likely caused the collision. We are terribly saddened by the deaths of the two motorcycle riders and hope that the other motorist is healing quickly. Even if the rider caused the accident, the family may still have a right to a personal injury claim based on Arizona law.

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August 21, 2012

One Dead in I-10 Phoenix Car Crash

Multiple Phoenix car crashes occurred over the weekend and we were distraught over the news of a deadly collision that happened on Saturday, August 18, 2012, according to news reports from AZ Central. The fatal Phoenix auto accident took place on Saturday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. when a vehicle crossed over the median on I-10 from eastbound traffic into westbound traffic. One person was thrown from the vehicle in that collision. Reports from police did not indicate whether severe injuries were sustained by other people in that vehicle or in the additional vehicles involved in the crash. Our hearts, thoughts, and deepest sympathies go out to the family of the person who died in this accident and we hope that they are able to make a full emotional recovery after their loss.

Deadly Phoenix Car Crash Statistics

Around 31,050 Phoenix car crashes are recorded by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) each year, according to the newest reports released in August 2012. Approximately 125 of these collisions result in fatalities and roughly 130 people die due to injuries they sustained in car accidents in Phoenix each year. Drunk drivers cause more than 39.5 percent of car wreck-related deaths in the city of Phoenix. In addition to high levels of fatalities, around 16,100 people in Phoenix are injured as a result of their involvement in car wrecks every year.

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August 1, 2012

Tucson Bicycle Accident Blocks Traffic

As experienced Tucson bicycle accident attorneys, we are worried about the person who was injured in a crash that took place on Monday, July 30, 2012, according to records provided by the Tucson Police Department (TPD).

The collision happened on Monday afternoon during rush hour, just after 4:30 p.m., when an automobile and a bicycle collided on Dodge Boulevard. Police did not indicate the exact cause of the accident or report on the seriousness of the injuries that were suffered by the people who were involved in the crash. We are deeply concerned for those involved and we will be watching for news of their respective recoveries in the coming days.

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July 14, 2012

Seligman Car Crash Results in Fatality

As experienced Seligman car crash attorneys, we were shocked and dismayed by news from My Radio Place concerning an accident that took place on July 10. The accident happened when a car carrying three tourists from Kansas rolled over on I-40 around 1:35 a.m. A second vehicle hit the first vehicle after it rolled. Reports did not indicate whether anyone in the second vehicle was harmed in the collision.

Two people in the first vehicle were unharmed. The third person, a teenage girl, was killed in the crash. Police have not yet determined what caused the initial rollover. We are deeply saddened by the death of the teenage girl and we hope her family is able to make it through the tough emotional times ahead.

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July 13, 2012

Gila County Car Crash Results in One Fatality, Seven Injuries

As experienced Gila County car crash attorneys, we were truly shocked by the news of a serious crash near Needle Mountain on Sunday, July 8, 2012, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) accident update team. Reports indicate that two or more vehicles collided on SR-95 in the mountain area around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday evening. One person was killed in this fatal Arizona collision. Seven other people sustained moderate to severe injuries, and all people were reportedly taken to the hospital for treatment. The road was closed in both directions for several hours Sunday evening while the wreckage was cleared away and authorities investigated the scene. Our hearts go out to all those people involved in and affected by this crash and we hope they will recover both physically and emotionally soon.

Gila County Car Crash Statistics

Every year, around 800 Gila County car crashes are reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). These accidents result in injuries to nearly 400 people each year and cause the deaths of another 15 individuals, according to statistics. While the majority of collisions in the county happen in larger towns and cities like Globe and Payson, many severe accidents happen in the outer areas and recreation areas of the county, like Needle Mountain. Around 86 percent of crash-related fatalities happen in these areas of Gila County.

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July 12, 2012

Hit-and-Run Oro Valley Car Accident Causes Injury

At the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we were surprised by reports from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) detailing the results of a hit-and-run collision that happened July 10. The crash took place on Trade Winds Way just before 7 a.m. when two cars ran into each other and one of the drivers sped away.

One person who remained at the scene of the crash was injured, but reports did not indicate whether that individual was moved to the hospital for treatment. Police have not yet reported whether the driver who fled the scene has been found. We wish the injured individual all the best in recovery.

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July 11, 2012

Hit-and-Run Scottsdale Traffic Accident Injures Three

As experienced Scottsdale traffic accident attorneys, we are concerned for the health of those involved in a serious multi-vehicle collision that occurred on July 10, according to reports on KPHO News. The collision happened on Carefree Highway early in the morning when multiple cars crashed into each other.

Reports indicated that one of the drivers fled the scene of the accident. Police reported that multiple injured persons were rescued from their vehicles but did not report on the number of cars that were involved. Three individuals were transported to hospitals with serious injuries. Carefree Highway was closed in both directions for several hours after the crash. We are watching for updates and hope everyone injured is healing quickly.

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July 10, 2012

Yuma Intersection Truck Crash Injures One

As experienced Yuma intersection accident injury attorneys, we were both relieved and saddened by the outcome of a serious crash that happened July 9, according to reports from KSWT News. The collision happened in the morning at the intersection of 24th Street and Pacific Avenue when a truck failed to stop at a red light and caused a chain reaction pile up.

The truck hit a second truck in the intersection and two additional cars became involved in the collision. According to police, only one individual was injured and that person was taken to a local hospital. We are grateful that this collision was not more serious but are sending our best wishes to the individual who was injured, in hopes that they will recover quickly from their injuries.

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