Phoenix, AZ (March 18, 2022) – Two people were killed during a serious head-on accident in Phoenix on Thursday, March 17th.
At about 9:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the scene in the area of Thomas Road and 83rd Avenue where an eastbound pick-up truck had drifted into the westbound lane and collided with a sedan. The impact left one of the vehicles upside down.
The driver of the sedan, 40-year-old Aaron Griffen, and his passenger, an unidentified male, both died at the scene.
Police have not released any information about the truck driver.
According to preliminary information, impairment is not a factor.
Police had traffic in the area barricaded off late into Friday morning due to the continuing investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Head-On Accidents in Arizona
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reported that head-on collisions make up about 7% of all car accidents in metropolitan areas and around 13% in rural areas. These accidents occur more frequently in rural locations because roadways are often narrow and poorly lit.
The leading causes of Arizona head-on accidents include:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted drivers
- Drowsy drivers
- Human error
- Faulty auto parts
- Insufficient vehicle maintenance
In Arizona, victims who are hurt in traffic accidents are entitled to pursue financial compensation for their damages from whoever is liable for the collision. Being awarded fair compensation, however, will require you to provide compelling proof of negligence.
A skilled Arizona personal injury attorney car accident lawyer will know the most effective way to create a strong case for maximum recovery if you or a family member is injured.
Phoenix Vehicle Collision Lawyer
At Saavedra Law Firm, PLC., our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to their client’s recovery and economic stability. When you lose a family member in a preventable accident, we work hard to hold the offender responsible and get the justice you deserve.
In order for your claim to be successful, it is essential that you hire a Phoenix head-on collision attorney that is committed to assisting and advising you every step of the way.
Our car accident lawyers in Phoenix are result-oriented. We make it our prerogative to be there when our clients need us, to answer any questions they have, steer them away from common mistakes, and navigate the legal barriers that often occur during the claims process.
If you were hurt in a wrong-way car 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.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.