Posted on:Jun 12, 2022

Phoenix, AZ – One Dead in Head-On Collision at SR-51 Near Northern Ave

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Phoenix, AZ (June 12, 2022) – One person was killed during a head-on crash in north Phoenix on Sunday, June 12th. 

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the accident took place at about 12:00 a.m. when a driver was reported heading the wrong way down State Route 51 in the area of Bethany Home Road.  

The driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes.

Shortly after being notified of the wrong-way driver, a collision was reported in the vicinity of Northern Avenue. 

At least one person was killed on impact. Another was transferred to a trauma center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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

Wrong-Way Accidents in Arizona

A bulletin published by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration says that head-on crashes make up almost 10% of all vehicle collisions in urban locations and nearly 15% in rural areas. Head-on crashes happen more often in rural settings because streets tend to be more narrow and inadequately lit. 

The most common causes of wrong-way crashes in Arizona are:

  • Drivers who are under the influence
  • Drivers who disregard the speed limit
  • Drivers who are not paying attention
  • Drivers who are overly tired
  • Driver error
  • Vehicle defects/Faulty car parts
  • Improper vehicle maintenance

In Arizona, anyone injured in a vehicle accident for which they are not liable is entitled to pursue economic recovery for their losses from the liable driver. Being awarded full compensation, however, will require you to provide compelling evidence of their negligence. 

An experienced car accident lawyer in Arizona will know the most efficient way to build a strong claim for full recovery if you or a family member is injured.

If you were injured by a wrong-way driver, reach out to our Arizona victim injury lawyers to schedule an appointment for a complimentary case assessment right away.

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.  

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