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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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Most recent accident reports
One person was killed after a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office vehicle collided with a car in the west Valley Monday afternoon, Glendale police said.
The victim, a civilian, was identified as John Edward Harding, 63, of Glendale.
One person was killed just after midnight Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 17, officials said.
A small passenger car and a large truck collided about 12:15 a.m. on southbound I-17 at Dixileta Road, according to the Department of Public Safety.
A two-vehicle crash in Gilbert resulted in two children being flown to a hospital with undetermined injuries, a Gilbert police spokesman said.
The crash happened at the intersection of Cooper Road and Houston Avenue just before 8 a.m.
Westbound Interstate 40 is closed about 30 miles west of the Arizona-New Mexico line due to a truck accident Friday morning.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says travelers should expect an extended closure at Chambers and I-40′s junction with U.S. 191.
A motorcyclist died and another was taken to a hospital following a wreck near 107th Avenue and Van Buren Road that will cause heavy traffic delays throughout rush hour Monday morning, officials said.
A northern Arizona woman was driving down Mingus Mountain near Prescott on Wednesday morning with her sister and two young nieces when it began snowing and she hit a patch of ice.
A San Tan Valley woman has died of injuries she suffered in a one-car crash Dec. 3.
The San Francisco Giants say some of the baseball club’s minor league players were injured in a Tuesday morning crash at Scottsdale and Chaparral roads in Scottsdale.
A man and woman were killed in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning, after their motorcycle hit a concrete barrier on Interstate 10 and they plunged over the side of an overpass, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
One pedestrian is dead and another is critically wounded following a car accident in Glendale involving a police officer responding to a call, officials said.