People living in Arizona might find it helpful to understand more about how skull fractures are diagnosed and treated. These types of injuries may occur in a car crash or any other incident that involves a forceful blow to the skull. Physicians may be able to identify a skull fracture injury by conducting a physical examination, but a comprehensive diagnosis may require the use of more sophisticated tools.
Arizona residents may not be aware of the facts about impaired driving in the United States. The problem is big; in 2012, 10,322 individuals were fatally wounded in alcohol-related impaired driving accidents. That number accounts for almost 31 percent of all traffic-related fatalities nationwide. Impaired driving accidents in 2012 accounted for 20 percent of traffic-related fatalities among children ages zero to fourteen.
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.
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.
On the morning of Oct. 31, a southbound work truck reportedly jumped a curb on Priest Drive and struck a pedestrian at the Elliot Road intersection. The driver then attempted to turn right onto Elliot Road and wound up in the wrong lane facing oncoming traffic. At that point, he crossed the median and three lanes before striking a light pole next to a covered bus stop.
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.
The Tucson Police Department announced that they located and detained an alleged hit-and-run driver involved with a Sept. 25 bicycle accident that killed a 58-year-old man. Police charged the accused driver, a 23-year-old woman, with multiple felony charges in connection with the incident that transpired near the intersection of Jacinto Street and Oracle Road.
A Sept. 12 accident in Tempe killed a pedestrian and left a man facing felony charges, authorities stated. Police reportedly suspect that a 29-year-old man was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the pedestrian accident.
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.
An Arizona man who was accused of causing a car accident while under the influence on Aug. 24 was taken into police custody. The fatal crash took place on State Route 85 at the Broadway Road intersection in Buckeye.