Surprise, AZ (August 04, 2022) – A spokesperson from the Department of Public Safety reported that a deadly wrong-way collision took place on the night of Wednesday, August 3rd on the Northbound Loop 303 near Bell Road in the area of Grand Avenue.
DPS officials said that a woman in her 70s driving the wrong way on the highway collided with another vehicle and died at the scene.
The struck vehicle was occupied by an adult female and two small children. All three were transported to a regional hospital in serious condition.
One of the children, a 2-year-old, was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries but was later med-flighted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The second child, an infant in serious but stable condition, was also transported to the same hospital.
DPS officials have ruled out speed and impairment as factors in the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Causes of Head-On Collisions in Arizona
Data reviewed by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration showed that wrong-way accidents account for almost 10% of all motor vehicle accidents in metropolitan areas and nearly 15% in areas that are more rural. Wrong-way crashes occur more frequently in rural locations because streets and highways tend to be narrower and poorly lit.
The leading sources of wrong-way crashes in Arizona include:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Driver error
- Defective vehicles or vehicle parts
- Improper maintenance
In Arizona, a person who is injured in a car accident for which they are not liable is eligible to seek recovery for their damage from the at-fault driver. Being awarded full compensation, however, will require you to provide compelling evidence of their negligence.
An experienced car accident lawyer from Saavedra Law 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 hurt in a head-on car crash, contact our Arizona victim injury attorneys at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free case review with a member of our law firm right away.
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