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Tempe Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver
Tempe Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver
A tragic hit-and-run collisioninvolving a pedestrian has left a Tempe woman battling serious, life-threatening injuries. According to officers from the Tempe Police Department (TPD), the accident occurred at the intersection of Priest Drive and Broadway Road shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Lieutenant Mike Pooley of the TPD stated...
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Is AZ too Lenient Regarding Distracted Driving?
Is AZ too Lenient Regarding Distracted Driving?
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which has prompted safety advocates and local law enforcement officers to bring awareness to Arizona's dangerously lenient rules regarding distracted driving. Currently, there are no bans on using cellphones while driving in Arizona, making the state one of only two in the U.S. that...
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Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises Despite Recalls
Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises Despite Recalls
In the United States alone, a total of 11 innocent victims have lost their lives due to defective Takata airbags, as the Takata airbag death toll increases by two recent deaths linked to the faulty product. Last month, a 17-year-old high school student from Richmond, Texas, died after her 2002...
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Did Honda Know Takata Airbags Were Defective?
Did Honda Know Takata Airbags Were Defective?
In recent months, faulty Takata airbags have spurred the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Last week, it was discovered that Honda requested the airbags be redesigned in 2009, after they were linked to four deaths. However, Honda never reported the request for change to regulators from the National Highway...
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Wrong Way Drivers Causing Concern in Phoenix
Wrong Way Drivers Causing Concern in Phoenix
A wrong-way collision Sunday morning has local officials concerned that recent safety incentives may not be enough to decrease the rising number of such accidents in the Phoenix area. Five people were injured in Sunday's crash, including three children, making it the sixth wrong-way collision in the past five months...
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Phoenix Driver Killed in Glendale 2 Vehicle Crash
Phoenix Driver Killed in Glendale 2 Vehicle Crash
While impairment was not a factor in yesterday's fatal crash in Glendale, police are still investigating the possibility that distracted driving may have contributed to the accident. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., the driver of a Lexus made a left-hand turn onto Grand Avenue, directly into the path of an oncoming...
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Falls Raise Car Accident Risks in Older Adults
Falls Raise Car Accident Risks in Older Adults
According to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation, older drivers who have experienced one or more falling episodes are more likely to crash their vehicles, as opposed to motorists in the same age group who have not experienced a fall. Because falling can induce injuries that impact driving...
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Johnson & Johnson Morcellator Lawsuit Settlements
Johnson & Johnson Morcellator Lawsuit Settlements
Over the past few months, Johnson & Johnson has settled nearly 70 lawsuits regarding its laparoscopic power morcellator surgical device. The device was discontinued in 2014 after hundreds of women developed a previously undiagnosed cancer that was caused by the morcellator's barbaric way of dissecting and removing uterine fibroids. This...
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Phoenix Motorcycle Chase Lasts for Hours
Phoenix Motorcycle Chase Lasts for Hours
On Tuesday, a man on a stolen motorcycle led police on a lengthy chase throughout Phoenix. The chase began at high speeds but quickly decelerated after the man realized that police were not chasing him, but rather they were following him in “surveillance mode.” However, the man drove the stolen...
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FDA Requires Essure Black Box Warning
FDA Requires Essure Black Box Warning
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that yet another product will be receiving a black box warning regarding its safety. According to the FDA, the permanent female contraceptive device Essure will be required to carry a black box warning to alert consumers about the potentially life-threatening risks of...
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