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Tag - Wrong-Way Accidents in Arizona

2.1 Mesa, AZ - Injuries Reported in Multi-Vehicle Wreck on I-10 Maricopa at Southern Ave

How to Avoid Wrong-Way Drivers in Arizona

In the greater Phoenix area, just one out of 10,000 crashes was caused by a wrong-way driver, making these crashes fairly uncommon. Thankfully, this means that most people will never experience a wrong-way crash. However, these accidents are more likely than any other to cause serious injuries or fatalities. Since more than 36,000 injuries in 2018 were the result of car accidents in Arizona, several of them wrong-way incidents, drivers must be aware of these serious crashes. If you’ve already been [...]

2.12 Peoria, AZ - Police Investigating Injury Car Accident on I-10 at 91st Ave

Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Wrong-Way Crash on SR 51 at Shea Blvd

Phoenix, AZ (September 26, 2020) – State Route 51 has reopened following a crash that happened at the Shea Boulevard exit on Saturday morning around 1:45 a.m. Per reports from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, serious injuries were reported in the accident, and one person is currently in police custody. Officials say that witnesses called in to report a driver heading the wrong way down SR 51, also known as the Piestewa Freeway. All traffic was directed to exit at [...]

12.4 Phoenix, AZ - Car Crash Causing Injuries Reported on I-10 Near Miller Rd

Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Wrong-Way Crash on I-10 at 32nd St

Phoenix, AZ (July 27, 2020) – Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say that impairment was a factor in a wrong-way accident that occurred on Interstate 10 in Phoenix early Monday morning, resulting in traffic backups and injuries. Officers with the Phoenix Police Department say that the crash happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. in the area of 32nd Street in Phoenix. Video from the Arizona Department of Transportation’s freeway cameras showed DPS vehicles speeding along I-10 to catch [...]

2.7 Phoenix, AZ - Officers Investigating Injury Car Accident on I-10 at Fairway Dr

Phoenix, AZ – Three Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-17 at McDowell Rd

Phoenix, AZ (May 27, 2020) – Interstate 17 was partially shut down after a wrong-way accident in Phoenix on Wednesday night. Per reports from the Department of Public Safety, a man in a Suzuki hatchback was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the freeway. Around 7:40 p.m., troopers said he crashed into a Ford pickup truck with two people inside. The wreck occurred just before McDowell Road. The wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and the [...]

Phoenix, AZ – 3 Dead After Wrong-Way Crash on I-10 at Riggs Rd

Phoenix, AZ (February 16, 2020) – A wrong-way driver and two others have died following a crash on Interstate 10 near Riggs Road on Sunday morning, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.  Officers from the Phoenix Police Department said that troopers responded to the area just before 3:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a wrong-way driver traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-10. DPS spokesperson Martin Sotelo said that a three-car crash involving the wrong-way driver was reported [...]

Phoenix, AZ – 4 Seriously Injured in Possible Wrong-Way Crash at Cave Creek Rd

Phoenix, AZ (January 30, 2020) – Four people were seriously injured in an accident on Thursday evening after a vehicle crashed into a bus stop in Phoenix. According to authorities from the Phoenix Police Department, as well as Phoenix Fire Cpt. Rob McDade, the incident occurred just before 7:00 p.m. on Greenway Parkway between Cave Creek Road and 32nd Street. Two adult males were transported to a local hospital via ambulance in extremely critical condition, per a report from McDade. Another [...]

Laveen, AZ – Josafath Rubio-Hernandez ID’d in Wrong-Way Crash on L-202

Laveen, AZ (January 9, 2020) – Officials from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) have identified a driver who was killed in a wrong-way crash on the new South Mountain Loop 202 freeway early Saturday morning.  Officers say that the victim was Josafath Rubio-Hernandez, 31, of Laveen. Just before 3:00 a.m. on South Mountain Loop 202 near Ray Road on Saturday, Hernandez collided with a commercial vehicle transporting automobiles near Elliot Road. DPS says there were no passengers in [...]

Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Suspected Wrong-Way Crash on SR 51 at Highland

Phoenix, AZ (December 23, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department say that at least one driver was hit and injured by a wrong-way driver on State Route 51 near Highland Avenue on Monday. According to officials, at least one victim was sent to a local area hospital, and the suspected wrong-way driver was left with life-threatening injuries. Information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety stated that the incident occurred near the Highland Avenue exit around 8:30 p.m. [...]

Tempe, AZ – Dottie Morgan ID’d in Injurious Wrong-Way Wreck at I-10 & Elliot Rd

Tempe, AZ (December 17, 2019) – A wrong-way driver hit two cars head-on in Tempe on Elliot Road near Interstate-10, causing serious injuries. According to reports from the Tempe Police Department, the accident occurred around 5:15 p.m. on December 11th. Officers say that Dottie Jo Morgan, 54, performed an illegal turn and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Elliot Road. She then struck two vehicles head-on, per records. Tempe paramedics were called to the scene and treated at [...]

Glendale, AZ – Driver Hospitalized After Alleged Wrong-Way Crash at Bethany Home Rd

Glendale, AZ (December 16, 2019) – A driver is in the hospital after a crash in Glendale on Monday night. According to officers from the Glendale Police Department, the accident happened around 9:00 p.m. at 48th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Police said the driver lost control after colliding with another car in a possible wrong-way accident and hit a palm tree. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Their information, as well as the [...]