Recent research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that more than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were injured and treated in emergency departments as a result of motor vehicle accidents in 2009. The CDC has also reported that according to WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), which was accessed in October 2010, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths among Americans ages 5-34 years old.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has revealed that in 2010 recorded fatal crashes (as well as the total number of persons killed) have both decreased from 709 to 698 fatal crashes and 806 to 762 fatalities.
Incidents of multi-vehicle crashes in Arizona have accounted for 82.58% of the total crashes in 2010. They have killed 450 persons from urban and rural areas, whereas single-vehicle crashes have killed 312 in 2010.
In Eloy, a fatal Arizona wreck between a commercial vehicle, an SUV, and another passenger vehicle happened between Tucson and Phoenix on Interstate 10. The fatal wreck happened on Thursday morning when a commercial vehicle ran through the median and collided with the SUV and another passenger car. According to the Arizona DPS officer, the commercial truck was travelling eastbound when the driver lost control.
The SUV caught fire and all three occupants were killed. The driver of the commercial truck was also killed, but the passenger was only injured. Meanwhile, the driver of the car was able to climb out of the roof after the car went down a ravine.
For victims of fatal collisions in Arizona, call our free consultation hotline at (480)753-4534. As Arizona fatal truck accident attorneys, we are ready to assist you in getting what you deserve.