Wrong Way Accident on I-10 Causes Three Deaths
June 20, 2016
Three people were fatally injured in a head-on, wrong way crash on Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Friday, June 17.
According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), two women and one man died during the accident while another person was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Just before 9 p.m. near milepost 92, witnesses said they saw a silver car drive away at close to 100 miles per hour from the scene of a different crash. DPS received a call around 9:30 p.m. about a driver headed east in the westbound lanes of I-10. Moments later, reports came in about the head-on crash.
When troopers arrived at the scene, it was confirmed that the silver vehicle was the same one fleeing the previous accident.
Although unconfirmed, DPS believes the driver of the silver vehicle was impaired. The interstate was shut down for five hours after the accident.
The names of the victims were not released as their loved ones are notified about the tragic accident.
Wrong way accidents continue to plague those living in the Phoenix area. Despite efforts to create and put into place solutions like clearer signage and wrong way reflectors, wrong way accidents continue to make the news.
Last month, in Yuma, Arizona, two people died in a wrong way crash on Interstate 8. An 80-year-old woman was driving east on the westbound lanes of the interstate when she struck the other victim.
In April, a wrong way crash on Loop 101 injured a family of four. It was later revealed that the driver of the vehicle traveling the wrong way has a blood alcohol concentration of .185, which is more than two times the legal limit.
As most of these crashes occur on interstates when vehicles are driving at a fast velocity, the effects of these crashes is often devastating and fatal. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a wreck with a wrong way driver, contact our car crash attorneys. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and determine if you are entitled to file a lawsuit.
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