Phoenix, AZ (June 1, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident reported in the Phoenix area on Tuesday evening. At around 415 p.m., on May 31, the Phoenix Police Department and the Phoenix Fire Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on 35th Avenue.
Reports provided by authorities indicate that a Phoenix fire Department engine was traveling southbound on 35th Avenue during the early evening hours. For unknown reasons, a vehicle traveling through the roadway became involved in an accident near Indian school Road after attempting to pass the fire engine. The vehicle then went off the road and crashed into a tree.
The driver of the sedan, 57-year-old William Dodd, sustained severe injuries in the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later passed away from his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of William Dodd. Our thoughts are with them at this time
Fatal Accidents in Arizona
Every year more than 1000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Arizona. Quite often, these classes can be attributed to some form of negligence. Some of the most common causes of fatal accidents in our state include:
Drivers who are impaired: When drivers are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they often have a difficult time maintaining control of their vehicles. Alcohol and drugs slow the driver’s ability to make a sound and quick reactions in order to avoid a crash. In some cases, people can group dose off and go off the roadway and strike other vehicles.
Driving while distracted: When drivers are using their cell phones, eating, or engaging in other destructive behavior, they are forced to take their attention off the road ahead. Even a moment of inattention can have severe consequences for other drivers sharing the road.
Recklessness: We see many people suffer severe injuries and accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless actions. When drivers speed, run red lights and failed to yield to others, they place the lives of innocent drivers at risk.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. A Phoenix wrongful death lawyer can help you secure the financial compensation you need to cover the damages you face moving forward.
Our Phoenix car accident lawyers at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC have extensive experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones and accidents. Our lawyers will take all of the legal work off of your hand so you can focus on moving forward after enduring the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team will work hard to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected. We will advocate on your behalf to ensure your needs and best interests are reflected every step of the way. Contact our Arizona personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to get started on your case. Our lawyers are available by calling 602-753-8917.
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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