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Recent Accidents in Arizona

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Mesa, AZ – Non-Life-Threatening Injuries in Speeding Accident at Dobson...
Mesa, AZ (June 12, 2024) – At least two people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a crash at Dobson and Broadway roads around 1...
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Tucson, AZ – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving Commercial Vehicle on...
Tucson, AZ (June 11, 2024) – On Monday, June 10, the Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on...
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Picacho Peak, AZ – Fatal Injuries in Plane Accident Near...
Picacho Peak, AZ (June 10, 2024) - A 68-year-old Oro Valley man, James Galvin, died in a plane accident on Saturday, June 8. The single-engine...
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Phoenix, AZ – Life-Threatening Injuries in Bus Accident at 7th...
Phoenix, AZ (June 10, 2024) - Three people were injured in a bus accident on Sunday, June 9. The accident occurred just before 8 a.m....
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Prescott, AZ – Fatal Injuries in Multi-Vehicle Accident on Williamson...
Prescott, AZ (June 10, 2024) - A woman died, and another person was critically injured in a multi-vehicle accident involving a cement mixer on Sunday,...
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Tucson, AZ – Fatal Pedestrian Collision on I-10 near Tangerine...
Tucson, AZ (June 8, 2024) - A pedestrian was fatally injured in a crash on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Tangerine Road early...
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Phoenix, AZ – Fatal Pedestrian Crash on 29th St at...
Phoenix, AZ (June 8, 2024) - A pedestrian accident early Saturday morning, June 8, resulted in a fatality at the intersection of 29th St and...
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Mesa, AZ – Multi-Vehicle Crash on US-60 Results in Injuries
Mesa, AZ (June 8, 2024) - Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision that temporarily closed westbound lanes of US-60 near Higley Rd on the...
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Surprise, AZ – Multi-Vehicle Crash on Loop 303 Causes Injuries
Surprise, AZ (June 8, 2024)—On early Saturday morning, June 8, a multi-vehicle crash temporarily blocked several lanes on the northbound Loop 303 near Grand Ave....
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Tucson, AZ – Fatal Injuries in Two-Vehicle Accident at S...
Tucson, AZ (June 6, 2024) - A woman died following a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday, June 5, on Tucson's south side. The crash occurred around...
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Phoenix, AZ – Fatal Train Accident Near Van Buren St...
Phoenix, AZ (June 6, 2024) - A man died after a train hit him near Van Buren St and 19th Ave on Wednesday morning, June...
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Glendale, AZ – Serious Injuries in Suspected DUI Bicycle Accident...
Glendale, AZ (June 6, 2024) - A bicyclist was seriously injured in a suspected DUI crash late on Wednesday night, June 5. The accident occurred...
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Prescott, AZ – Fatality in Cement Mixer Accident at Williamson...
Prescott, AZ (June 6, 2024) - A fatal accident involving a cement mixer and three vehicles occurred Wednesday afternoon, June 5, near Prescott. The Yavapai...
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Queen Creek, AZ – Serious Injuries in Multi-Vehicle Crash at...
Queen Creek, AZ (June 5, 2024) - A serious crash in Queen Creek on Wednesday morning, June 5, left one person with life-threatening injuries. The...
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Glendale, AZ – Fatal Injuries in Motorcycle Accident near 91st...
Glendale, AZ (June 3, 2024) - A motorcyclist died early Monday, June 3, after a crash with another vehicle near 91st Ave and Glendale Ave,...
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Peoria, AZ – Multiple Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on SR...
Peoria, AZ (June 2. 2024) – A two-vehicle crash on Sunday night, June 2, near State Route 74 and Castle Hot Springs Rd injured multiple...
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Phoenix, AZ – Fatal Accident with Injuries on US 93...
Phoenix, AZ (June 1, 2024) - A multi-vehicle crash on US 93 northwest of Phoenix on Thursday, May 30, resulted in one fatality and injuries....
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Glendale, AZ – Officer Injured in Incident Near 95th and...
Glendale, AZ (June 1, 2024) – A Glendale officer sustained injuries after being struck by a rideshare car door on Friday, May 31. The incident...
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El Mirage, AZ – Accident with Injuries on Grand Ave...
El Mirage, AZ (June 1, 2024) – An accident on Grand Ave at 111th Ave led to injuries on Friday afternoon, May 31. The Arizona...
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Buckeye, AZ – Semi-Truck Crash on I-10 Injures One, Blocks...
Buckeye, AZ (May 31, 2024) - A serious incident occurred Friday, May 31 on Interstate 10 near Watson Road when a semi-truck rolled over, causing...
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Wickenburg, AZ – Fatal Fiery Crash on US 93 Claims...
Wickenburg, AZ (May 31, 2024) - A devastating four-vehicle collision on US 93 near milepost 179 resulted in one fatality and multiple serious injuries early...
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Congress, AZ – Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash on US 93 Near...
Congress, AZ (May 31, 2024) - A severe multi-vehicle collision claimed the life of James Stephen Nowak, 66, of North Las Vegas, Nevada. The accident...
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Phoenix, AZ – Seriously Injury in Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-10
Phoenix, AZ (May 31, 2024) - A serious injury resulted from a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 10 this Friday, May 31. The Arizona Department of...
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Maricopa, AZ – Fatal Motorcycle Accident at Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy...
Maricopa, AZ (May 30, 2024) - A motorcyclist died Thursday, May 30, after colliding with a semi-truck near Maricopa. The crash occurred around 7 a.m....
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Phoenix, AZ – Pedestrian in Wheelchair Injured in Accident at...
Phoenix, AZ (May 30, 2024) - A pedestrian in a wheelchair sustained life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car on Wednesday, May 29. The...
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Phoenix, AZ – Woman Killed and Man Injured in Two-Vehicle...
Phoenix, AZ (May 30, 2024) - A two-vehicle collision on Wednesday, May 29, resulted in the death of an elderly woman and injuries to a...
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Wickenburg, AZ – Fatalities and Serious Injuries in Multi-Vehicle Crash...
Wickenburg, AZ (May 30, 2024) - At least one person died, and several sustained serious injuries in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday morning, May 30. The...
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Fredonia, AZ – Motorcyclist Injured in Accident on SR 89A...
Fredonia, AZ (May 28, 2024) - A motorcyclist sustained injuries in a crash on State Route 89A at milepost 76 on Tuesday, May 28. Emergency...
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Fountain Hills, AZ – Three Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on...
Fountain Hills, AZ (May 28, 2024) - Victor Manuel Perez Corrales, 26, and two others died in a wrong-way crash on SR-87 near Shea Blvd...
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Phoenix, AZ – Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on SR-51 Near...
Phoenix, AZ (May 28, 2024) - A motorcyclist died in a crash on SR-51 near Bethany Home Rd on Monday, May 27. The accident occurred...
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Alcohol or Drug-related Car Wrecks

Alcohol and drug-related accidents are a top cause of death on Arizona roadways. Reducing the number of fatalities related to intoxicated driving is one of the top priorities of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). According to the ADOT/GOHS Crash Facts Report in 2020, Arizona saw 181 fatalities involving at least one driver with a BAC of 0.08 percent or greater, a decrease from 256 in 2019. These deaths made up about 17 percent of all fatalities related to auto accidents.

Unfortunately, alcohol and drug-related collisions are a very serious reality in Arizona. Annually, impaired driving crashes account for about 4% of all collisions and a third of lethal collisions. Crashes involving impairment related to alcohol, illegal drugs, or medicine that was prescribed by a doctor killed over 400 people in 2020 alone. For the second year in a row, this number has continued to rise. Additionally, in 2020, 295 people lost their lives in auto accidents in the Grand Canyon State due to alcohol abuse alone.

From 2020 to 2021, Arizona saw a 43% increase in the number of people who lost their lives due to intoxicated driving, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Arizona Vehicle Statistics

In 2022, there were 2.4 million cars in total in the state of Arizona and 2.6 million people who possessed valid license licenses. Out of this figure, nearly 900,000 licensed drivers are 65 years or older, ranking 16th in the nation for the largest elderly driving population.

Fatal Accident Statistics

In 2021, in Arizona, there were 1,180 deaths related to traffic accidents, which was a 12% rise from 2020. A total of 121,345 crashes were reported in Arizona, which was 23% more than in 2020.

In many recent years, Fridays were the most deadly day of the week concerning all types of traffic accidents in the Grand Canyon State.

In the United States, more than 40,000 people lose their lives per year due to auto accidents. In 2022, 42,795 people were killed in car crashes in the US.

Wrongful Death Statistics

According to information provided by the CDC, each year, more than 220,000 people’s lives are cut short due to unintentional injuries. Approximately 45,000 of these fatalities are caused by auto accidents.

Every day, around 37 individuals in the US are killed due to drunk driving, while one person loses their life every 39 minutes.

Most Common Reasons for Car Accidents

Car accidents happen constantly throughout the country for a variety of reasons. Sadly, almost all of them are completely preventable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 90% of reported auto accidents are caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common forms of negligent driving displayed by American drivers include:

  • Intoxication: Over 30% of the national accident fatality rate can be attributed to drunk/drugged driving.
  • Distraction: More than 3,000 people lose their lives annually due to the actions of distracted drivers.
  • Fatigue: Approximately 100,000 auto collisions occur per year caused by drivers who are over-tired while behind the wheel.
  • Speeding: More than 11,000 people are killed each year in car crashes caused by drivers who are traveling at unsafe speeds.

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