Wittmann, AZ - Fatal Wrong-Way Accident on US-60

Wittmann, AZ – Fatal Wrong-Way Accident on US-60

Wittmann, AZ (May 06, 2022) – One person was killed in a wrong-way accident involving several vehicles on US-60 northwest of Phoenix on Friday, May 6th.

Reports indicate that the crash took place at about 2:30 a.m. when a Dodge Ram that was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes collided with a tractor-trailer at mile marker 131 just outside of Wittmann.

The driver of the Dodge died at the scene. A passenger in the pick-up was ejected and taken by ambulance to a hospital with non-critical injuries. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer also sustained non-critical injuries. 

No names have been released. Impairment is thought to be a factor in the accident.

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.

Wrong-Way Accidents in Arizona

Wittmann, AZ - Fatal Wrong-Way Accident on US-60

A report published by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration states that wrong-way accidents comprise just under 10% of all auto accidents in urban areas and almost 15% in rural areas. These accidents take place more often in rural surroundings due to most roadways being narrow and dimly lit.

The main causes of wrong-way accidents in Arizona include:

    • Drivers who are drunk
    • Drivers going too fast
    • Drivers who are distracted 
    • Drivers who are fatigued 
    • Human error
    • Defective car parts
    • Poor vehicle maintenance

In Arizona, those who are injured in car accidents are entitled to seek financial recovery for their damages from the person responsible for the crash. Being granted full compensation, however, will demand you to offer compelling proof of negligence. 

A skilled Arizona personal car accident attorney will be familiar with the most effective way to create a solid claim for maximum recovery if you or a loved one is injured.

If you were hurt in a head-first car accident, contact our Whittman personal injury attorneys at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free case review with a member of our legal team 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.