Phoenix, AZ – Head-on Crash Causes Fatality & Serious Injury at 43rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ (October 15, 2020) – A driver has died and another person is seriously injured following a head-on collision that occurred in the greater Phoenix area on Thursday morning.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, officers identified the deceased driver as Heidi Huff. Authorities say that the wreck happened around 12:30 a.m. on 43rd Avenue south of Cactus Road. According to police, Huff was driving a silver Ford Focus northbound on 43rd Avenue when she crossed into oncoming traffic. Phoenix EMTs arrived at the scene shortly after the wreck occurred and rushed Huff to the hospital, where she later died.
The driver of the southbound car involved in the accident, a 21-year-old, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. That victim was also transported to an area medical center, though updates on their current condition have not been provided.
Phoenix officers are trying to determine if speed or impairment were factors in the crash. The investigation into the accident continues.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Heidi Huff. Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona
According to authorities with the Department of Public Safety, there were thousands of accidents last year, hundreds of which resulted in deaths in Arizona. Furthermore, Arizona has some of the most dangerous roads in the entire country, including several of the freeway loops and Interstate 10, which stretches from Phoenix to California. This stretch of highway alone sees an average of 85 deaths per year, and the entire state averages 700 traffic deaths each year.
Many of these fatalities are the result of driver negligence or accidents on the highway. And when it comes to highway accidents, victims may suffer from long-term physical issues, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death as a result of their serious injuries. The nature of these collisions means that victims sustain more serious injuries or even lose their lives as a result of the accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, it is a good idea to speak with an accident attorney in Arizona or an Arizona wrongful death attorney about your options moving forward.
At ELG, our compassionate attorneys have years of experience in helping victims and families in need after crashes that occur through no fault of their own. If you’ve been affected by a serious injury crash, you deserve to seek fair reimbursement for lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma.
We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us after your visit. So at worst, you get free advice.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.