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Phoenix Personal Injury and Car Accident News
A pedestrian struck by a pickup truck on a north Phoenix street on Saturday night has died. Manual Araiza, age 54, was walking along Bell Road when he was struck by a westbound 2009 Chevrolet Silverado truck near 21st Avenue. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.
Moments after hitting and killing a pedestrian, L.C. Jones ran a red light at 43rd Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix and collided with a vehicle driven by Edgar Ferral-Lopez and a second vehicle. Mr. Ferral-Lopez died as a result of the crash.
A quick trip to the corner store turned deadly after a 17-year-old pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night. Nester Lopez was crossing 43rd Avenue near Indian School Road when he was hit by a Lincoln Town Car allegedly driven by L.C. Jones III. Phoenix Police Department accident investigators report that Jones was traveling south on 43rd Avenue in the center turn lane at a high rate of speed when the collision occurred.
Samuel Quick died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Indian School Road near 41st Avenue in Phoenix on Thursday night.
Phoenix Police are searching for the driver of a Ford Expedition who drove onto the sidewalk near Dunlap Road and 23rd Avenue and struck Steven Hoffman, Jr., leaving him dead at the scene. The tragic incident occurred just after midnight on Tuesday.
Two women are dead after a vehicle involved in a car accident was propelled onto the sidewalk where they were walking. The accident occurred on Monday evening in Phoenix.
Johnny Nero was killed when he was hit by a vehicle while operating his motorized bicycle. The accident occurred this morning near 15th Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix.
Jerry Smith was hit and killed as he attempted to cross a street near Arizona State University's West campus in Phoenix last night.
A firefighter with the Phoenix Fire Department was injured when the fire truck he occupied was struck at a high rate of speed on I-10 near the 67th Avenue exit in Phoenix.
Raymond Harry Lounsbury died as the result of injuries he received when he was struck while crossing the street at Union Hills Drive and 43rd Avenue in Phoenix on Sunday evening.
Denise Cruz was killed and her one-year-old daughter seriously injured in a three-vehicle car accident. The crash occurred this morning at around 9:00 a.m. on 19th Avenue near Buckeye Road in Phoenix.
Eric Merrill was killed in a rollover accident that occurred on Palo Verde Road near Interstate 10 in Buckeye. Two others, including Mr. Merrill's son, were injured in the crash.
A car accident early this morning claimed the life of Jessica Mendoza and resulted in undislosed injuries to eight other individuals. The crash occurred at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Baseline Road in Phoenix.
Jesena Andony was killed when she was hit by a car as she attempted to retrieve a cell phone that she dropped in the roadway. The accident occurred near 68th Place and Thomas Road in Phoenix early Saturday morning.
A pedestrian was hit and killed near 35th Avenue and Northern Avenue in Phoenix as he attempted to cross the street. According to accident investigators, Sam Veazey was crossing the street at around 9:00 p.m. when the driver of a Pontiac Montana van struck him.
Two women are dead and five others, including an infant, were injured following a car accident in which a vehicle crossed the median in west Phoenix on Sunday evening.
Brannen Carter was killed on Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by another vehicle near 16th Street and Campbell in Phoenix.
Arizona became the 48th state in the Union to ban the use of handheld cell phones and other portable wireless communication devices while operating a motor vehicle. Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law on Monday. Arizona always appears to come late to public safety regulation.
Three people are dead and three more hospitalized after a Phoenix Fire Department engine and a pickup truck collided near 29th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix on Sunday morning.
Stephanie Oros and her three children were struck by a hit-and-run driver as they crossed the street on a trip home from the grocery store Friday evening. Ms. Oros was pushing a stroller carrying 2-year-old Leyla, while her two boys, Jessiah and Prince, ages 5 and 3, walked beside her in the 7000 block of West Indian School Road. They were half-way across the street when they were struck by an as-yet unidentified man driving a small, four-door sedan.
A car accident in west Phoenix claimed the lives of Tania Robledo-Muniz and her young daughter, Litzi Robledo. The two were in a sedan on Van Buren near 51st Avenue on Sunday evening when a pickup truck, reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic and collided with their car.
William Curran died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Sunday evening. According to accident investigators, Mr. Curran was operating his motorcycle near 48th Street and Baseline Road when a vehicle driven by Thane Dennison turned left into the path of the motorcycle.
Kevin Vazquez-Teran was killed yesterday when a vehicle collided with his motorcycle at the intersection of 40th Street and Cactus Road in Phoenix. According to accident investigators, Mr. Vazquez-Teran was operating his motorcycle westbound on Cactus Road when the driver of a Nissan Altima turned left in front of him.
Mercedes Durham was hit and killed as she attempted to cross Butler Drive at 7th Street in a marked crosswalk. Accident investigators reported that Ms. Durham was crossing Butler Drive at the east crosswalk when she was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was attempting to turn right.
A wrong-way accident along Southern Avenue this morning claimed the life of Keith Pounds, Jr. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, Mr. Pounds was westbound in the 2400 block of west Southern Avenue when his 2002 Toyota SUV inexplicably crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. His car struck an eastbound 2018 Nissan SUV head-on.
Khadijha Taylor was killed and three other pedestrians were seriously injured after a hit-and-run accident near 7th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix early this morning.
Accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department report that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Sunday morning at the intersection of 63rd Avenue and Thomas Road.
Marcellos Matthews died early this morning in a rollover accident near the I-10/I-17 stack in Phoenix. According to investigators with the Arizona DPS, Marcellos was a passenger in a car that was driving westbound on I-17 to transition to westbound I-10. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled before striking a tree.
Three people were killed in a head-on collision on Sunland Gin Road near Battaglia Drive on Monday afternoon. According to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators, Durrell Smith was southbound on Sunland Gin Road when his sedan drifted across the center line and struck a Ford SUV head-on.
Roberto Manriquez, Jr. and Alexandria Mendez were killed on Friday afternoon when a semi-truck crossed the center line and collided with the Ford F-150 they occupied. Phoenix Police Department accident investigators report that the semi-truck was westbound on Buckeye Road when it swerved into oncoming traffic and struck the Ford F-150 pickup near 69th Avenue.
Detectives with the Phoenix Police Department are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed Alem Berhe.
Andrew Worth was killed on Friday after his motorcycle was hit at the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix.
The front-seat passengers in each of two cars that collided head-on were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning. Emergency responders included crews from three ambulance companies, three fire departments, two medical helicopters and Connecticut State Police.
Jennifer Vegtel and her 5-year-old son, Logan, were killed in a car accident during the Monday evening rush hour on SR-51 in Phoenix. DPS reports that a pickup truck driven by Edgar Ramos-Esteban was southbound on SR-51 at Highland Avenue when it smashed into the rear of the Vegtel vehicle.
Gertrud Sieverd was struck and killed as she crossed a street in central Phoenix last night. Phoenix Police accident investigators report that a car driven by an as-yet unidentified 36-year-old male was northbound on 7th Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. when he struck Ms. Sieverd as she crossed near Palm Lane.
Megan Kay Paulson was killed when two cars collided on the southbound access road to Interstate 17 south of Thunderbird Road on Friday afternoon.
Paul Andrade died of injuries he received when another car struck the one in which he was riding late Wednesday night. According to Phoenix Police accident investigators, at about 10:30 p.m., Jacqueline Sayre was traveling northbound on 16th Street in a 2016 Ford Fusion. She crossed the center line near McKinley Street and collided head-on with a 2001 Hyundai Elantra traveling in the southbound curb lane with five occupants.
A crash involving seven vehicles sent more than a dozen people to hospitals on Sunday afternoon. Northbound I-17 at Rock Springs was closed for almost two hours as officers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety investigated the accident.
Eight people are dead and dozens more injured after a Greyhound bus headed for Phoenix collided with a semi-truck in northwestern New Mexico on Thursday afternoon.
Samuel Flores was struck and killed by an unlicensed teenage driver as he crossed a residential street in Phoenix on Sunday night. The driver, a 17-year-old male, was eastbound on Atlanta Avenue near Seventh Avenue when the car accident occurred at about 8:00 p.m.
Two pedestrians were struck when two vehicles collided and jumped the curb onto a sidewalk. The accident occurred Friday afternoon at 24th Street and Broadway Road in Phoenix.
Henry Rodriguez was struck and killed by a City of Phoenix bus as he crossed a downtown street late this afternoon. According to witnesses, Mr. Rodriguez was crossing 1st Avenue, from west to east at Van Buren Street, as the bus turned south onto First Avenue at about 4:20 p.m. An officer with the Phoenix Police Department witnessed the accident.
Officer Sean George of the Phoenix Police Department is in critical condition following a car accident in Cave Creek on Thursday afternoon.
More than 100 people attended a vigil to celebrate the life of Edgar Nuñez-Hernandez, a 13-year-old student at Profirio H. Gonzales Elementary School who tragically was killed in a car accident in Goodyear.
Jesse Morales has died from injuries he sustained in a rollover accident on Tuesday. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Phoenix Department, Mr. Morales was a passenger in a Chrysler van that was traveling near 51st Avenue and the I-10. The Chrysler van was struck by a Dodge Ram that was exiting the freeway.
Desiree Sabby died of injuries she received when her car struck a vehicle that was stopped in a lane of I-17 near Northern Avenue in Phoenix early Saturday morning.
Melvin Self was killed when the drilling rig he was operating toppled onto its side as the walls of a newly excavated hole collapsed. The tragic accident occurred on Monday at about 9:30 a.m. at a construction site for the PHX Sky Train at the west end of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
An alleged drunk driver crossed the center line of northbound El Mirage Road near Maryvale Drive and struck a pedestrian who was walking alongside the road on Tuesday night. Phoenix Police pronounced the unidentified man deceased at the scene.
A pedestrian was hit and killed as he attempted to cross the street near 43rd Avenue and Missouri on Saturday evening. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, Martin Jones died after being struck by an SUV. Police believe that the driver of the SUV was under the influence of alcohol awt the time of the crash.
Clifford Yazzie died from injuries he sustained after being struck by a car in Phoenix on Sunday evening. The accident occurred near 17th Avenue and Glendale just after 7:30 p.m.
An unidentified man was killed as he crossed a Phoenix street early this morning.
Robert Melvin was struck by a car as he crossed the street just east of the intersection of 16th Street and Highland Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The car’s driver fled the scene.
Four people were injured, one of them seriously, when a Coca-Cola pickup truck heading into Star Valley crossed the centerline on SR-260 and sideswiped a Jeep Wrangler. The pickup then smashed into a 32-foot motorhome that was behind the Jeep. The Jeep and motorhome were traveling together, with the family’s wife driving the Jeep while the husband drove the motorhome in which their 21-year-old daughter was a passenger.
A Grand Canyon University student whose wedding was just two weeks away was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging on Sunday night. Taylor White was jogging with a friend southbound on 31st Avenue at about 8:20 p.m. The two runners entered a crosswalk at the intersection with Camelback Road on a green light. Cross traffic was stopped waiting for the red light to change.
George Hatch was killed on Friday as he attempted to cross 19th Avenue near Sunnydale Avenue. According to the Phoenix Police Department, Mr. Hatch was in a wheelchair and attempting to cross the street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A third person has died from injuries received in an accident when an SUV jumped a curb in Fountain Hills and struck four pedestrians on Tuesday morning. Two men and two women, believed to be in their 50s and 60s, were standing on the corner of Palisades and Saguaro Boulevards when the tragic accident occurred.
An accident in Fountain Hills this morning left two people dead and two severely injured. An SUV struck four pedestrians near Saguaro and Palisades Boulevards. According to Rural Metro Fire Department, two people were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two were transported to a local hospital.
Makinzie Johnson died in an accident at a Motel 6 near Interstate 17 in north Phoenix on Friday night. The young girl left her motel room and was struck by the rear side of a tour bus that was moving through the hotel parking lot. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Noah Perry, age 3, has been identified as the young boy killed in a car accident on Monday night. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, Noah was a passenger in an SUV that collided with another vehicle.
Santiago Maya Cruz died of injuries he sustained when the taxi he was driving was struck by another car and rolled last Tuesday. Blaze Franklin was driving east on Thomas Road shortly before midnight when he turned left onto 57th Avenue in front of the taxi Mr. Cruz was driving. The impact caused the taxi to roll onto its roof.
Josephine Saldana has been identified as one of the two victims who died in a car accident at the intersection of 67th Avenue and Thomas Road on Wednesday morning.
Accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department have not released the names of two women who were struck by a car early Tuesday evening. The accident occurred near 37th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix.
Patricia Moore was killed Wednesday night when she was struck by a vehicle as she was crossing the street near Broadway Road and 20th Street. Phoenix Fire Department responders pronounced Ms. Moore dead at the scene of the accident.
Two children were air evac'd to a hospital following a head-on collision in Gila Bend on Tuesday evening. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that a driver who attempted to pass a semi-truck on a dirt road collided head-on with a vehicle traveling in the opposite lane of traffic.
Daisy Pacheco was killed and thre others were seriously injured in a car accident on Sunday evening in west Phoenix.
The bodies of Patrick Gonzalez, and his 14-year-old son were found inside their truck which was submerged in a canal in a far southwestern part of the valley. Agriculture workers discovered the capsized pickup near Agua Caliente Road and Old U.S. 80 in Arlington, which is just west of Buckeye and about 40 miles west of Phoenix.
Jessie Lindsey was struck and killed near 15th Avenue and Peoria Avenue in north Phoenix on Monday. According to accident investigators with the Phoenix Police Department, the driver of a 2011 Dodge Charger struck and killed Ms. Lindsey before fleeing the scene.
Seven people sustained injuries in a rollover crash on Monday that occurred on I-17 near the Sunset Point rest area. Some of the injuries have been described as serious.
The wife and daughter of a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy reportedly were intentionally run down as they walked along the sidewalk in their neighborhood on Wednesday night. Deputy Sergeant Steve Chervenak said the driver of a pickup truck drove onto the sidewalk and deliberately struck his wife, Amy Chervenak, and his daughter.
A mother and her three daughters were struck by a pickup truck while in a central Phoenix crosswalk Monday mid-morning.
A pedestrian is dead following an early morning accident near 36th Street and Thomas Road on Thursday. Doesha Eskew was struck by a hit-and-run driver at about 2:00 a.m.
Brenda Joy Murphy was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident just outside Quartzsite caused by a wrong-way driver. The unidentified driver of a white Ford sedan traveling northbound on SR-95 crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the rear of another Ford vehicle, causing it to roll. The white Ford sedan continued in the wrong direction until it collided with a Chevrolet sedan occupied by Ms. Murphy.
Martha Hilts was out for an early morning run on Thursday in her Ahwatukee neighborhood near Lakewood Parkway and Amberwood Drive when she was struck by a driver believed to be impaired. Witnesses to the accident saw a car drive up on the sidewalk before striking Ms. Hilts. The driver has been identified as Shannon Scott.
An SUV filled with trick-or-treaters dressed in Halloween costumes overturned Tuesday night near Dixileta Drive and North Valley Parkway. One of the passengers, a 7-year-old girl, was seriously injured when she was ejected as the vehicle rolled. She was air evacuated to a pediatric trauma center.
An accident in central Phoenix left one person in critical condition and two others with serious injuries early Monday morning. Phoenix Fire Department emergency responders were on the scene at 27th Avenue and Campbell Avenue.
An accident on Phoenix’s west side involving two vehicles sent five people to the hospital Wednesday. Four teenagers ranging in age from 15 to 17 were in a compact car that collided with a large SUV driven by an unidentified 27-year-old woman with her three children.
A young girl was struck and killed while crossing a street with her grandmother while leaving a local carnival at St. Louis the King School on Saturday night. Briana Cabrera, age 6, and her grandmother, age 47, were crossing 43rd Avenue when they were both struck by someone driving northbound in a blue or silver Nissan Altima. The crash was witnessed by Briana's classmates and teachers at St. Louis the King School, where she attended classes.
Accident investigators with the Phoenix Fire Department were actively working a deadly rollover crash on southbound I-17 at Glendale Avenue on Friday afternoon. One unidentified woman died when she reportedly was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. A second woman in the car remains hospitalized in critical condition. Five children in the car were treated for minor injuries.
A head-on collision claimed the lives of three people on Monday evening. Katie Marie Zeitino, her husband, Miguel Zeitino, and mother-in-law, Magdalena Zeitino, were near Southern Avenue and Hardy Drive in Tempe on Monday night when their vehicle was struck head-on.
Sabrina Gillis died when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger collided with a car on Thursday. The motorcycle was heading west on Union Hills Drive when a car turned left in front of it at 35th Avenue.
A car accident on westbound Loop 101 on Sunday night has claimed the life of Michael Steinberg.
An accident on Shea Boulevard near 64th Street left one man dead and another fighting for his life on Wednesday night.
A wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on Interstate 17 just north of Black Canyon City on Tuesday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety received 911 calls at about 2:45 a.m. reporting a vehicle driving northbound in the southbound lanes.
An alleged drunk driver collided head-on with a vehicle on Sunday night, killing one and sending three other people to the hospital. Phoenix Police Department accident investigators identified the deceased as Ramona Dewhurst. Ms. Dewhurst’s passenger remains hospitalized, as does the suspected drunk driver, whose passenger was treated for his injuries and released.
An unidentified 17-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run accident as she crossed a street at 78th Avenue and Osborn Road on Monday night. Lamar Ross Mays, age 36, has been arrested in connection with the crash.
A few days ago, I wrote about a houseboat accident on Lake Powell in which a generator exploded, killing one person and critically injuring four. The decedent has been identified as Kristen Meyer of Castle Rock, Colorado.
Rafael Rosa was driving an SUV southbound on SR-87 when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the median before entering the northbound lanes of rolling. Mr. Rosa was killed, as was Esmeralda Rojas who was ejected when the vehicle rolled.
A single-vehicle rollover accident on the Beeline Highway yesterday left two people dead and four others with serious injuries.
Four people were transported to a hospital on Tuesday after a car jumped the curb and struck several people who were waiting for a bus.
A woman was killed Saturday night in Tempe in a crash involving an impaired driver. Bryan Wolf reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.11 when he was arrested following the accident.
One person is dead and four others critically injured after a generator on a houseboat at Lake Powell exploded Wednesday night. The boat was anchored on shore near Crystal Springs.
A wrong-way driver sideswiped several cars as he drove north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 on Tuesday afternoon. Darroll Roberts ran over motorcyclist Cindy Lee Meade, killing her instantly. The wrong-way vehicle traveled for several hundred feet more until it stopped after striking a guardrail.
All drivers have found themselves behind trucks that have items moving around in the truck bed, or wobbling on large open trucks. Unsecured loads can turn into deadly accidents when items fall from vehicles transporting them.
Donna Howard died from injuries she received when a tire of the bus she was driving failed, causing the bus to roll onto its side and partially ejecting her from the bus. The bus was part of a convoy of drum and bugle corps teams competing in a series of musical performances across the west and midwest, which they named Drums Across the Desert.
The events started around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday when three girls approached a 24-year-old woman and demanded her purse and revealed what appeared to be a stun gun. After the woman complied, the three girls crossed the street to a park where they joined two young males.
Speeding on a tireless rim in search of medical help for his passenger who was injured when his vehicle crashed, an intoxicated driver continued down Highway 17 until a second collision finally stopped him.
A chain reaction involving four vehicles on Illinois Route 4 near St. Jacob claimed the life of an Arizona man Thursday morning.
Another wrong-way driver on a Valley freeway has claimed two lives, including his own, on Tuesday night. Young Lee was killed when his car was struck head-on by an unidentified wrong-way driver.
Jacqueline Castillo was seriously injured when her motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning.
Daniel Norman was killed over the weekend when the vehicle in which he was a passenger rolled over.
A collision between a sedan and an SUV claimed the life of a Valley man during this morning’s rush hour. The tragic accident occurred on 67th Avenue just north of Buckeye Road in Phoenix.
Karen Ramirez was killed in a violent accident at 35th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix when her vehicle was forced into a pole after colliding with another car on Tuesday night.
An as-yet unidentified female pedestrian was seriously injured when two cars collided at Bell Road and 19th Avenue in Phoenix early Tuesday afternoon.
Michael Martel was killed late Friday in a collision involving three vehicles on SR-51 just south of Indian School Road in Phoenix.
Tyler Turner was killed early Thursday in a wrong-way head-on collision on SR-77 near Pintail Lake Road in Show Low. Show Low Police Department accident investigators report that Tammy Dowdy, age 45, reportedly was traveling in the southbound lanes of SR 77 toward Show Low when she encountered Mr. Turner, who was going north in the southbound lanes.
Johnny Youngblood and Beverly Click-Chance were killed on Monday morning when they were struck by an SUV on I-17. According to investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Youngblood was operating a motorcycle when he lost control for unknown reasons and went down. Three vehicles stopped at the scene and several bystanders had come to Mr. Youngblood's aid. During this time, a fourth vehicle driven by Brian Higbee approached the scene and struck Mr. Youngblood and multiple bystanders, including Ms. Click-Chance.
Jarhet Gutierrez was killed when she was thrown from a motorcycle Tuesday morning near 28th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix.
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