No matter how many public service campaigns focus on the dangers of drinking and driving, many motorists continue to engage in this dangerous behavior. Sadly, a significant number of Arizona families have been devastated by auto accidents ultimately attributed to an impaired driver. One recent crash resulted in one death and two others suffering injuries.
Traveling the Arizona roadways calls for diligence and strict attention to one's surroundings. When drivers, especially those who are operating large vehicles, fail to pay close attention to the road and fellow motorists, serious auto accidents may result. One such wreck in Arizona has claimed the life of one person and injured two others.
In 2013, an estimated 72,000 crashes were caused by tired motorists. In Arizona, more than 1,780 auto accidents were attributed to drowsy or fatigued drivers. Experts claim that going longer than a day without sleep and then trying to drive is equivalent to driving while intoxicated.
There are many hazards that motorists face when they travel Arizona highways. Unfortunately, one of the greatest threats to their safety is the actions of negligent drivers, who often cause serious auto accidents. Recently, a driver was formally accused of causing the deaths of a young woman and her passenger.
Those who are diligent about ensuring their automobile insurance remains in good standing may believe that they will be covered should the need ever arise. Unfortunately, even the best customers may find themselves fighting to get reimbursed in the aftermath of auto accidents caused by other drivers. Those who have been injured or have sustained significant property damages while traveling along Arizona's roads are entitled to seek assistance in these circumstances.
Many drivers will often choose to travel Arizona freeways in the early morning hours for the reason that traffic is often less congested at that time. Unfortunately, this is also the time of night when visibility is reduced, and many drivers may attempt to return home after an evening on the town. These factors often play a significant role in causing serious auto accidents.
Overall, 2017 was a dangerous year in Arizona for motorists and pedestrians alike. A new report detailed the number of auto accidents and fatal incidents involving both car crashes and pedestrian accidents. Officials state that the vast majority of crashes are the result of driver errors.
Far too frequently in the aftermath of an unexpected tragedy, the survivors lament the shortness of life. Though nothing can ever prepare families for the loss of loved ones, the days and weeks that follow fatal auto accidents often leave them bereft and seeking answers as to the reasons behind the tragic events. Recently, two Arizona families were left to mourn their loved ones and wait for the person responsible to be located.
According to a study conducted by the Governor's Highway Safety Association, Arizona has the worst safety record regarding fatalities for pedestrians based on population figures. Recently, police were called to the scenes of two more serious incidents in connection with these types of auto accidents. The most recent one sent two victims to area hospitals.
Those who have limited mobility often do not let those disabilities prevent them from trying to live as normally as possible. Due to advances in design and technology, even those in wheelchairs can still navigate around Arizona towns and cities. Sadly, this also makes them more susceptible to tragedies such as auto accidents. Recently, a 78-year-old woman confined to a wheelchair lost her life in a car accident in Tempe.