As many Arizona residents know, texting while driving is an activity that should be avoided. In fact, in 2009 alone, an estimated 448,000 people were injured in car accidents that involved distracted driving. That is in addition to 5,474 people who were killed that year in such accidents, and these statistics may actually understate the true extent of the problem.
Two people were injured recently following an early morning motor vehicle accident involving a tractor and two vehicles on March 16. The incident, which involved a sedan and a cargo truck in addition to the tractor, happened near Somerton, Arizona. The truck accident is currently under investigation by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.
When motorists fail to drive with a due regard to the safety of those around them, they put not just their own lives in danger, but the safety of others in jeopardy as well. Behaviors like distracted driving or failing to pay sufficient attention to the road can lead to serious consequences. That may well have been the case with a recent fatal pedestrian accident, although police were careful to note that there is no indication that the driver responsible for the accident was impaired.
A head-on collision involving two motor vehicles in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, recently left five people injured. The driver of one of the vehicles, who was listed in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital, may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the car accident. Nonetheless, the incident remains under investigation.
Sadly, far too many people in the Tri-State area know how devastating the consequences of a serious car accident can be. While many people are lucky enough to walk away with scrapes and bruises, not everyone is so fortunate. Several families recently felt the pain of a fatal crash when a collision in Henderson, Nevada, claimed the lives of three individuals.