In their latest traffic safety report, the City of Phoenix shared 2014 data that lists the Phoenix intersections with the most crashes, most ran red lights and the top causes of collisions in the area. Go here to read about the most dangerous places to walk and drive in Phoenix.
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Arizona - Geological Wonders
When most people think of Arizona, the first thing that comes to mind is probably "desert", which is certainly not wrong given that the state is the fourth driest in the nation. However, while the capital and largest city of the state, Phoenix, is within a hot desert climate as expected, the northern portions of the state are wetter and quite mountainous. Just take a two hour drive north from Phoenix, the hottest city in the country, and you'll find yourself in the town of Flagstaff, which receives about 100 inches of snow per year on average and is one of the snowiest places in the country! But Arizona is still more than just deserts and mountains; it's a geologist's dream. The state's biggest claim to fame is the Grand Canyon, which is widely considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, though no official list exists. The deep and expansive canyon exhibits miles upon miles of exposed rock layers, making it the perfect site for geologic research and an extremely popular tourist destination. Between the draw of the Grand Canyon and its position between the two most populous states of California and Texas, Arizona sees a significant amount of traffic on their interstate highways, which include:
- I-8, which splits off from I-10 south of Phoenix and continues west though Yuma and eventually to San Diego, CA.
Find accidents in Arizona by area
- Phoenix accidents - The largest city and state capital. With a population of about 1,500,000, it's the most populous state capital in the country and the location of most accidents in Arizona.
- Tucson accidents - The second largest city in the state; its population is around 500,000. Geologists and hobbyists come from around the world each year for the famous Tucson Gem & Mineral Show.
- Yuma accidents - In the southwestern most corner of the state, right at the California-Arizona and USA-Mexico borders.
Where to find legal assistance after an Arizona injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a great Arizona personal injury attorney who understands the legal standards and practices, who knows how insurance policies function, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed due to the negligence of someone else, an Arizona wrongful death lawyer can launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what an Arizona injury attorney can do to help.
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Preliminary state traffic data shows that Arizona ranks the second highest state for pedestrian fatalities in 2015 at 1.27 per 100,000 population.
For the first two weeks of March, three pedestrians were killed and 10 were injured in pedestrian related accidents. Learn more about recent pedestrian accidents in Arizona at this link.
As a parent you do all that you can to provide a healthy, happy and safe environment for your child. You also know the importance of properly buckling your child up before you drive.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a quick reference guide to help parents ensure their children are properly secure in their car or booster seat. Go here to review the reference guide - what you learn could save a life.
You can follow all the proper safety procedures, but you can’t control the behavior of other drivers. So what should you do if you end up in a motorcycle crash in Tucson?
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