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Impairment a Contributing Factor in El Mirage Crash that Injured Nine, According to Police

January 22, 2023

El Mirage police have reported that a crash that resulted in injuries to multiple individuals on Sunday morning near Grand Avenue and Thunderbird Road was caused by impairment. Paramedics treated nine victims from four different vehicles involved in the crash. Seven victims were transported to local hospitals, including a 9-year-old child and an adult female, both of whom are in critical condition. Police have identified the driver responsible for the crash as Jose Sanchez, a 19-year-old from El Mirage who sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident. Police investigation revealed that impairment was a factor in the crash, and Sanchez was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of endangerment.

Fatal Accident on U.S. 93 Claims Two Lives, Injures Two Others North of Wickenburg

January 21, 2023

Two fatalities and multiple injuries resulted from a serious car accident on U.S. 93 in Yavapai County, Arizona, on Friday afternoon, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. near milepost 173, approximately 25 miles north of Wickenburg. Two individuals were declared dead at the scene while two others were critically injured and airlifted to the hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation. This stretch of U.S. 93 has a history of dangerous accidents, with the last fatal crash reported in November, where three individuals lost their lives in a head-on collision near Congress, just five miles from the location of Friday’s accident.

Head-on crash in Tolleson sends three, including child, to hospital

January 21, 2023

On Friday afternoon, the Arizona Department of Public Safety reported that two people were killed in a crash on US-93, the main highway leading to Nevada. The crash occurred at around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20 and involved two cars, causing injuries to several individuals. Two people died and at least two more were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash and any contributing factors are currently unknown. The identities of the victims have not been released.

Head-on crash in Tolleson sends three, including child, to hospital

January 11, 2023

A head-on crash in Tolleson on Tuesday evening left three people, including a child, hospitalized with serious injuries. The collision occurred near 91st Avenue and Buckeye Road at approximately 4 p.m. according to Maricopa County deputies. A woman and three children were in one car, and the woman and one child were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, while the other two children sustained minor injuries. The driver of the second car was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation, and detectives are determining if speed or impairment were factors.

Northbound State Route 95 in Mohave Valley closed due to fatal crash

January 5, 2023

A fatal two-vehicle crash on northbound State Route 95 Thursday morning closed the highway in Mohave Valley. Police believe the two-vehicle fatal collision involved a concrete truck versus a sedan, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bart Graves said. The crash occurred at around 7:18 a.m. on SR 95 at milepost 236 near East Pinion Road. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger in the sedan was flown to a Las Vegas hospital with life-threatening injuries, Graves said. They were not yet identified. The truck driver’s condition and identity is currently unknown. There is no estimated time to reopen the highway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Hit-and-run driver leaves motorcyclist critically injured at 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, according to Phoenix police

January 2, 2023

A hit-and-run crash at the intersection of 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road left a motorcyclist with critical injuries early Wednesday morning. Phoenix police say that the collision occurred at 3 a.m. between a car and a motorcycle. The driver of the car reportedly fled the scene on foot after the crash. The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Authorities are currently searching for the driver and have not released a description of the suspect.

Pedestrian passes away after being struck by vehicle at 24th Street and Campbell Avenue in Phoenix

January 1, 2023

On New Year’s Eve, a woman pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in Phoenix, Arizona, according to police. The incident occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of 24th Street and Campbell Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, the woman was unconscious and was later pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle claimed to have had a green light and stated that the pedestrian was crossing the street in a crosswalk against the signal. Police did not detect any signs of intoxication in the driver and no arrests have been made. The identity of the deceased woman has not yet been made public.

Driver Arrested for DUI Following Head-On Crash in Scottsdale, Multiple Injuries Reported

December 31, 2022

A driver was arrested for DUI after causing a head-on collision in Scottsdale, according to the local police department. Several people were rushed to the hospital as a result of the crash.

Individual in critical condition after vehicle and train collision in Tucson

December 29, 2022

At least one person is in critical condition following a collision between a vehicle and a train on Thursday, Dec. 29 in Tucson, Arizona. The accident occurred at the intersection of East Teton Road and South Nogales Highway at around 10:30 a.m. local time. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) has closed east and westbound lanes of Valencia Street at Park Street, and officers will be present at the scene for several more hours.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident on Interstate 10 in Maricopa County, Arizona

December 29, 2022

On Thursday, a single-vehicle crash was reported by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The crash occurred at around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Harquahala Valley Road and Interstate 10. Officials stated that a car driving on Harquahala Valley Road crossed over the interstate and crashed into the median. The driver, a man, was the only person in the car at the time of the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the driver has not yet been disclosed. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and it is not yet known if alcohol or drugs played a role.

Pickup truck collision with concrete barrier in Glendale results in man’s death

December 28, 2022

On Wednesday afternoon, a man died after his pickup truck crashed into a concrete barrier on 59th and Northern avenues in Glendale. According to police, two vehicles were traveling south on 59th Avenue when one vehicle sideswiped the other, leading to the truck crashing into the barrier. The truck driver was taken to the hospital where he ultimately passed away due to his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was unharmed. The authorities are still investigating whether speed or impairment were contributing factors in the accident.

Avondale Crash Claims Life of 10-Year-Old Boy, Injures 5 Others

December 28, 2022

On Wednesday, a crash at the intersection of 107th Avenue and Roosevelt Parkway in Avondale resulted in the death of a young boy and left five other people injured. The collision occurred at around 10 a.m. and involved a van and a Mustang. Four children and two adults were transported to the hospital, with the 10-year-old boy succumbing to his injuries and the other three children listed in critical condition. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and traffic in the area was restricted during the investigation.

Four Hospitalized Following Two-Car Crash in North Phoenix

December 26, 2022

At around 7:30 pm, emergency responders were called to a crash at the intersection of 67th Avenue and El Cortez Place, near the border of Phoenix, Glendale, and Peoria. Upon arrival, they found four adults with serious injuries. All of the individuals were transported to a hospital. An investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is currently available.

Driver of Off Road Vehicle Dies in Yuma

December 26, 2022

A 21-year-old died in an off-highway vehicle accident that occurred near Avenue D and County 20th Street in San Luis, Arizona on Sunday at around 5:20 pm. According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), a Can-Am Maverick X3 with a driver and passenger was driving in the desert when the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle, ejecting the driver and pinning them underneath. The driver, Kenia Pardo Arreola of Yuma, Arizona, was pronounced dead at the scene.

One Fatality in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Scottsdale

December 26, 2022

The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported a three-vehicle collision that took place on Loop 101 in Scottsdale at approximately 1:55 am on Saturday. The incident involved a driver traveling south in the northbound lanes, who collided with two other vehicles. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle died in the collision, and the identities of those involved have not been released. The extent of any other injuries sustained in the accident and whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash are currently unknown. The accident is still under investigation.

Wrong-Way Driver Collides with Trooper on State Route 303 in Peoria

November 19, 2022

On the night of Saturday, November 19, 2022, at around 11:36 pm, the Arizona Department of Public Safety received multiple reports of a driver going the wrong way on State Route 303 near milepost 135. A trooper was sent to the scene and saw the driver, who was in a Nissan Versa, going south in the northbound lanes at Lone Mountain Parkway (milepost 128). The driver did not stop when the trooper activated their emergency lights and siren, resulting in a collision between the patrol car and the suspect vehicle. The suspect was identified as 44-year-old Anthony Compean of Avondale. Compean was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI – wrong way, aggravated assault, and driving with a suspended license. The trooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital before being released.

Fatal Crash on Interstate 17 at Table Mesa Road

October 10, 2022

On Monday, October 10, 2022, at around 3:51 am, a four-vehicle collision occurred on northbound Interstate 17 (I-17) at milepost 236 (Table Mesa Road) that resulted in three fatalities. A Toyota SUV traveling in the wrong direction struck a Honda sedan, a Nissan sedan, and a commercial vehicle. Two passengers in the Honda sedan were pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the Honda sedan was transported to a Phoenix area hospital in critical condition, where they later died from their injuries. The drivers of the Nissan sedan and the commercial vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries, while the driver of the Toyota SUV was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The collision is believed to have been caused by impairment, which is under investigation.

 

 

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