Peoria, AZ - Cynthia Tapper Killed, Two Injured When Driver Runs Red Light at Cactus Rd and 79th Ave

Peoria, AZ – Cynthia Tapper Killed, Two Injured When Driver Runs Red Light at Cactus Rd and 79th Ave

Peoria, AZ (August 21, 2022) – A collision between two vehicles left one person dead and two more injured on Saturday, August 21st.  

At about 9:45 p.m., Peoria Fire-Medical crews and Peoria Police officers responded to the scene at 79th Avenue and Cactus Road after a crash involving two SUVs.  

According to officials, the driver of a red SUV failed to stop at a red light on Cactus Road and struck the black SUV at the intersection of 79th Avenue. 

The driver of the striking SUV, 45-year-old Cynthia Tapper, was ejected from her vehicle. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in serious condition but eventually passed away due to the severity of her injuries.  

The driver and passenger in the black SUV were both transported with non-critical injuries. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Cynthia Tapper, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Failure to Yield Accidents in Arizona

Peoria, AZ - Cynthia Tapper Killed, Two Injured When Driver Runs Red Light at Cactus Rd and 79th Ave

It is well-established that failing to yield the right of way is a frequent cause of many vehicle accidents. Failure to yield accidents are often devastating since the negligent driver typically strikes the driver or passenger side with great force. 

Between the unexpected impact and subsequent abrupt stop, neck, spine, and head injuries often prevail.  

In addition to basic apathy or general ignorance of Arizona’s driving laws, there are several reasons why a driver may not yield the right of way. 

For instance, the at-fault driver may be:

  • Under the influence
  • Not paying attention 
  • Inexperienced
  • Operating a vehicle with defective brakes

In the above scenarios, the motorist who failed to yield is responsible for the collision and, therefore, liable for any resulting damages. Our Arizona failure to yield accident attorneys will collect any evidence that confirms this liability.

At Saavedra Law Firm, PLC., we are dedicated to our client’s recovery and their financial future. After being seriously injured in a preventable accident, we work hard to hold the offender responsible and get you the justice you deserve. 

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our Arizona personal injury attorneys at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free and confidential case review with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.

Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

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