Surprise, AZ (June 26, 2022) – A man in his mid-70s died at about 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25th in a wrong-way crash in Surprise.
The incident took place at about 11:55 p.m. in the area of Jomax Road and US-60.
According to the Department of Public Safety, a man in his mid-70s was driving his BMW SUV westbound in the eastbound lanes when he crashed head-on with a Toyota Sequoia.
The wrong-way driver died at the scene.
The driver of the Toyota SUV, an adult male, and his three passengers, all under the age of 15, were taken to area hospitals for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Causes of Head-On Collisions in Arizona
A publication issued by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration states that head-on collisions account for nearly 10% of all vehicle accidents in metropolitan areas and close to 15% in more rural locations. Head-on accidents occur more frequently in rural settings because the roadways tend to be more narrow and poorly lit.
The leading sources of head-on collisions in Arizona include:
- 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, someone who is injured in a car accident for which they are not at fault 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 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.
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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