When people are involved in a car accident, they may be so traumatized that it is difficult for them to think about what to do. It is very important that people take certain steps after an accident in order to protect themselves and to preserve their claim against the negligent driver who caused it.
A crash occurred at Cochie Canyon Trail and Interstate 10 Frontage Road in Marana that involved three vehicles. The crash occurred in the afternoon on Feb. 28. Police continued to investigate possible causes of the accident but had not yet released anything conclusive.
Motorists in Arizona are exposed to the same risks of distracted driving as everywhere else in the country. Research shows that people frequently text, talk and email with their cellphones when behind the wheel, and this distraction is a significant cause of car accidents.
Recent statistics continue to suggest that alcohol use can drastically increase a driver's risk of becoming involved in a car accident. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation's 2013 statistics, there are 107,348 car accidents a year in Arizona. Of those accidents, 777 of them result in a fatality and 34,047 results in an injury. Alcohol impaired accidents account for about 10 percent of those accidents and 32 percent of the fatalities.
Texting or talking on a wireless device while driving is a growing problem that can result in dangerous accidents. Arizona residents may deem it beneficial to learn more about the growing issue in order to prevent possible injuries and even death.
As Arizona drivers know, many factors can lead to a dangerous or even deadly highway accident. Even if a driver is highly skilled, unexpected maneuvers by other drivers or sudden changes in vehicle handling can lead to a collision. The driver may be incapable of avoiding such an accident in the moment, but new automotive technology could compensate for such situations and minimize the risks involved.
It is worth wondering whether the popularity of sport utility vehicles has taken a hit after the latest crash safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Essentially, only two of the midsize SUVs tested received a “good” rating. The remaining vehicles received either a “fair” or “marginal” rating when it came to protecting passengers in a gauntlet of tests.