An Arizona man believed to have caused an accident that resulted in one death and another injury was accused of being under the influence at the time of the crash on Aug 21. According to a report, the incident took place near the intersection of 51st Avenue and Estrella Drive in Laveen.
On Oct. 6, a 28-year-old man from Phoenix, Arizona, was driving the wrong way on State Route 51. His vehicle struck an SUV head-on. The crash resulted in the death of a 55-year-old New York woman who was a passenger in the car and serious injuries to the driver who was hospitalized for days after the accident. The Phoenix man also suffered injuries, but he recovered and was arrested after his release from the hospital.
Authorities with the Oro Valley Police Department report that they are investigating a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at about 6:20 p.m. on July 20, leaving one person dead and another severely injured. A third person involved in the crash reported no injuries and declined transportation to a nearby hospital.
A 28-year-old man is facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident after a July 11 incident in Maricopa County, authorities stated. The accident reportedly occurred near Mesa at approximately 4:45 p.m. and claimed the life of a bicyclist.
With a one-year deadline looming, survivors of 12 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died on June 30, 2013, filed a wrongful death suit. The incident that led to the deaths of 19 individuals sparked due to a lightning strike, resulting in a small fire near Yarnell on June 28 of that year. The suit alleges that early efforts to manage the incident failed, resulting in the spread of the fire. The survivors further allege that the safety of those fighting the fire took less priority than the protection of structures and pastures. The Hotshots were reportedly left in a downwind position as the wind-driven fire progressed rapidly.
Five people were injured by an accident that happened in Arizona on July 1 according to a local news source. The collision occurred near the intersection of Sunrise Drive and 51st Avenue in Laveen Village at approximately 8:30 a.m. The incident happened when driver an armored truck headed south on 51st Avenue crossed over the centerline and collided with an oncoming pickup truck.
An Arizona crash on June 23 left two men with serious injuries. The wreck, which took place in the northbound lanes of State Route 143 in Phoenix at approximately 1:50 a.m., is the fifth accident to occur within a time period of one month.
A three-car accident in Goodyear left ten people injured. The crash occurred late in the hours of Wednesday evening at the intersection of Estrella and Yuma roads. According to witnesses, a car crossing Estrella Road was struck by a truck travelling on Yuma road. It is alleged that the truck failed to stop at a red light. One the vehicles in the initial crash then struck another vehicle that was approaching the intersection.
The California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a statement in March indicating that their findings in the accident that killed actor Paul Walker and race car driver Roger Rodas was caused by excessive speed. However, there were those who believed that there was another cause to the accident. After all, the Porsche Carrera GT that the two were riding in was reportedly known as a difficult car to handle. Because of this, it is not surprising that Porsche is facing a lawsuit as a result of the crash.