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Fatal car accidents from running red lights highest in a decade

Though car crashes in Arizona can be attributed to many different causes, it is particularly troubling when they result from something the driver intentionally does or fails to do. The victims of these kinds of car accidents and their families may struggle to come to terms with what happened, especially if when they result in serious injury or fatality. Experts are always working to determine ways to reduce crashes, and one recent troubling statistic has them concerned. Fatalities resulting from drivers running red lights are the highest they've been in 10 years.

Fatal car accidents: Man facing murder charges in woman's death

A car crash happens often affects more people than those who were directly involved. The family and friends of any victims often have to deal with the aftermath of car accidents, particularly if their loved one died as a result. This may be what one family of an Arizona woman is experiencing after she recently lost her life when a man allegedly ran into her during a street race.

Several car accidents due to wrong-way driving

When any kind of car crash occurs, the effects can be devastating. However, when several car accidents that share common factors happen, it can be particularly perplexing. Families may be left with more questions than answers as they attempt to go on without their loved one. This is the situation that law enforcement here in Arizona is facing after multiple crashes involving wrong-way drivers.

Teen in car accident warns of dangers of impaired driving

When a car accident of any kind happens, those involved may speculate whether the incident could have been prevented. Sometimes, there are very clear indications that a crash was entirely preventable. When a motorist makes the choice to drive after consuming alcohol or another substance that can cause impairment, it is a decision that can have disastrous consequences. One Arizona teen considers herself lucky to be alive after she was involved in a car accident with a driver who authorities say was impaired at the time of the crash.

Car accidents: Multiple injuries in Glendale

Police in Glendale have confirmed that a serious accident injured several people, including children. The two-car crash apparently happened on the afternoon of June 24. So far, Arizona authorities have made no arrests pertaining to this case, but as with many car accidents causing injury, this one is still under investigation and will remain so until an answer has been found. 

Officials warn of risk of car accidents in construction zones

The sight of a construction crew is a common one during the summer months. Most construction employees working around roadways expect that drivers will slow down, in accordance with state laws, to ensure everyone's safety. However, some motorists don't always exercise caution the way that they should, which can lead to car accidents that can injure workers or people in other passenger vehicles. This is what police say contributed to a recent accident on an Arizona interstate.

Officials in Scottsdale, Arizona, seek to reduce car accidents

Every two years, the numbers of vehicle crashes are released by the city of Scottsdale, Arizona. The data is complied and analyzed based on the type of collision and the locations where car accidents occurred. The report highlights the most hazardous intersections with an objective of reducing these numbers in the future.

Fatal car accident caused by DUI, authorities say

It is perfectly understandable that a person of legal age may consume alcohol as part of a celebration, to socialize or as a leisure activity. However, if that same person decides to get behind the wheel, the consequences can be deadly. Arizona police claim that an impaired driver was responsible for a car accident last month. They recently arrested the man, and he is now facing a charge of second-degree murder.

Car accident leaves 10-year-old boy in critical condition

Getting into a car accident is a common occurrence in modern life. No matter how frequently it happens, though, a car crash is never a small matter for anyone who is seriously injured as a result of one. A person's life could change in an instant, all due to someone else's carelessness. This appear to be the case for a child who was injured in a recent car accident here in Arizona.

Car accident injures 4, including 3 children

Most parents would do whatever it takes to protect their children. Unfortunately, there are many dangers in the world that are outside of a parent's control. Car crashes fall into this category, as most parents are careful to teach their children to wear a seat belt and practice proper safety measures while in and around vehicles. However, parents cannot stop other drivers from behaving negligently. This may have been the case in a recent car accident here in Arizona that left a woman and three children injured.

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