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Collision avoidance technology for safer roads

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.

Arizona car crash kills 1, leaves 2 seriously injured

A deadly Tucson car accident has claimed the life of a 62-year-old man and seriously injured two people. The crash occurred on Nov. 10 near the intersection of South Alvernon Way and West Irvington Road. The decedent was a passenger in a sedan that reportedly made a left turn in front of two vehicles.

Phoenix taxi accident leaves 1 dead and 2 critically injured

Authorities in Arizona have reported that one person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident in southeast Phoenix on Nov. 8. The investigation into the car accident is being conducted by the Phoenix Police Department with assistance from the Department of Public Safety. The cause of the wreck was not immediately clear.

Wrong-way driver in 5-car crash may have been impaired

A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety says an impaired driver may have caused a five-vehicle crash on Oct. 17. The accident happened in Phoenix shortly after 2 a.m., and police allege that the driver accused of causing the wreck was driving in the wrong direction. Although the driver is suspected of DUI, the DPS spokesman said that the investigation might not be completed for weeks or even months.

Facts about motorcycle accident fatalities and injuries

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a comprehensive report on motorcycle accidents in America, detailing statistics on both fatal and nonfatal accidents. Arizona motorcyclists and other interested parties may find relevant information about the risks of cycling and the frequency of various types of collisions. This report indicates that motorcycle riding is substantially more risky than the operation of a car.

Motorcyclist in Arizona killed after Highway 95 crash

Drivers need to be aware of motorcyclists on the roadway, and a recent accident on Highway 95 demonstrates this. The crash in Bullhead City killed a motorcyclist on Oct. 1; authorities reported that the accident occurred near Seventh Street when a 94-year-old woman driving a 2008 Buick LaCrosse attempted to make a left turn into the U.S. Postal Service Highway Station and failed to yield.

Motor vehicle accident costs and statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, productivity losses and medical expenses linked to motor vehicle crashes in 2010 cost the equivalent of $500 for each licensed driver in Arizona as well as every licensed driver across the United States. The total cost was more than $99 billion. Private insurance companies paid about half of the amount while individual accident victims picked up about 26 percent of the cost.

Biker injured in Arizona hit-and-run

A 41-year-old man on a motorcycle was reportedly forced off the highway by a semi-truck on Sept. 4, according to Pima police. The semi-truck was allegedly trying to enter the motorcycle's lane and may not have seen the motorcycle. As a result, the motorcyclist swerved to the right to avoid being hit, struck a curb in front of a convenience store and crashed. The truck driver drove on, possibly not even realizing he had hit the biker.

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