We all know accidents can happen-especially as we’re all trying to make our way through busy streets and freeways in a wide range of motor vehicles. Then you add in other factors like tiredness, sunspots, driving under the influence of drink or drugs- and you’ve got a whole new level of accidents waiting to happen. These things contribute to making an accident be among the worst vehicle accidents.
When it comes to some of the worst vehicle accidents to happen in America, the state of Arizona ranks 7th worst in the country– but why? We look at some of the factors that may be causing more accidents on our highways than other places in the US as well as explore some of the worst vehicle accidents of 2019.
The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who have been in the worst vehicle accident of their lives. Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call. You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.
By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.
3 of the Worst Vehicle Accidents We’ve Seen in Phoenix
US-93 listed as the most dangerous highway in the country
Let’s start with our highways- according to consumer site Value Penguin, Arizona has the worst highway in the country for accidents, the US-93 highway to be precise. This is the road that goes from Phoenix to Las Vegas and according to the data, has the most fatalities than any other road in America with 90 fatalities being recorded between 2010 and 2016! Due to a number of factors including how deserted many parts of the highway are and how fast people drive, the road has become notorious for some pretty awful vehicle accidents.
DUI Dad tragically kills his own son Dec 2019
Driving under the influence is sadly a common cause of accidents in Arizona and in December 2019 a car accident that was caused by a DUI driver ended in total tragedy as the child in the car died. The dad who was driving at the time, jumped a curb before hitting a traffic post killing his son at the scene. Police arrested the driver and found him to be driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police warn about distracted driving after two teens die in separate incidents
We’ve previously covered distracted drivers and their impact on accident figures, but in November 2019 tragedy struck not once but twice as a direct result of drivers being distracted by smart devices in their cars. On 15 November, in Peoria, a 14-year-old boy was struck and tragically killed by a vehicle as he was in a crosswalk and crossing the street near Peoria High School. Heartbreakingly, on the same day, a few hours later a 13-year-old Payton Munger was struck by a school bus at the intersection of 144th Avenue and Indian School Road. Both cases are still ongoing but the Sheriff involved released a sobering statement about drivers becoming distracted behind the wheel.
Child records her own mother drink-driving
A rather more positive ending to a drink-driving story was that of a 10-year-old girl from Glendale filming her own mother getting behind the wheel of her car under the influence of alcohol before then calling 911 to report her. Her quick-thinking move ensured that any DUI accident was luckily prevented as the Police were able to stop the vehicle and later arrested the mother for DUI.
Here at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm, we’ve recounted some of the worst auto accidents we’ve personally dealt with, helping to raise awareness for the range of accidents that happen but also to help share other victims’ experiences and their outcomes.
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At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for the worst vehicle accidents of their lives in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.
If you have been in an auto accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.