A man who was killed when debris from a two-car accident struck him was able to heroically protect and shield his wife. The crash occurred at the corner of 43rd and Peoria Avenues in Phoenix. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and authorities are still unsure of which driver failed to yield before the crash occurred.
Being in an accident is never easy. After all, they often come out of nowhere and they can have devastating results. But like the old adage, "if you prepare for the worst, you can expect the best." With that said, it is helpful to know what to do after a crash in order to preserve your claim. People do not want to let their emotions get in the way and do things that could harm their potential case.
When driving through the valley, you should be aware of your surroundings; especially if you are using a cell phone while behind the wheel. Regardless of whether you are using a hands-free system or have your phone to your head, talking while driving can be significantly distracting. And as we have noted in our posts, distracted drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents.
Following General Motors' debacle last year with their ignition switch problem, it was fairly certain that recalls would increase in 2015. This was likely in part because of increased monitoring of potential defects. After all, no automaker wanted to be the next General Motors (even though Chrysler Fiat is having a rough summer) and be subject to a hefty fine for failing to address a potentially harmful defect.
We know that semi-trucks and commercial are the most dangerous vehicles on the road; mostly because of their size. Since they largely outweigh common passenger vehicles, the damage that they can cause can be devastating. Because of this, it is critical that they be in working order; whether it is lighting, steering mechanism and even engines.
If you think you know about the latest safety features in 2016 model year vehicles, you are arguably way ahead of the average consumer who is looking for a new car. According to a recent survey, a large majority of consumers are not familiar with safety features that could save their lives.
With Labor Day weekend in the rear view mirror, most people in the Phoenix metro area are going back to work and taking kids to school. However, there are some people who are recovering in hospitals or at home because of car accidents. For those who are seriously injured, it is obvious that going to the hospital is a must, but for those who feel like they are okay, they may not take advantage of medical care.
Teen drivers in Arizona and around the country are at a much greater risk of being injured or killed in serious car accidents than drivers in other age groups. Not only do teen drivers lack driving experience, they are more likely to speed and less likely to use seat belts. Also, the presence of teen passengers can often distract teen drivers and make them more likely to crash.
Arizona is one of the country's most popular retirement destinations, and elderly drivers are a familiar sight on the state's roads. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the chances of being involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident begin to increase sharply after a driver attains the age of 70, and the number of senior citizens behind the wheel increased by 34 percent between 1999 and 2012.
Arizona drivers may recall a 2012 report in which the National Transportation Safety Board called for the government to mandate that automakers implement collision-avoidance systems in new cars and trucks as a way of significantly mitigating the severity of injuries resulting primarily from rear-end collisions. In the years since, the federal agency has adamantly continued to press this stance, and it formally renewed its call for widespread implementation of these potentially life-saving systems June 8 in a 60-page report.