Out of the 1,222 fatalities on Phoenix roads, 48 percent were due to drunk drivers. There are several roads in Phoenix that really caught the study’s attention due to how high the death count is:
- State Route 101 has an estimated 4 deaths per mile
- Interstate 10: Between Litchfield Park and Sun Lakes, there have been a total of 64 fatalities. It is the deadliest stretch of road in Arizona thus far.
- Interstate 17: near West Bell Road, this four mile stretch had the highest number of drunk driving fatalities in the state.
What Can I Do About This?
If you will be driving these dangerous roads, exercise caution and stay alert to the changing traffic around you. Do not participate in dangerous driving habits such as driving while under the influence, texting while driving, or driving while fatigued. Defensive driving strategies could help you navigate through dangerous traffic scenarios or minimize the risk of getting into an accident. If you are in a car accident and are injured, you can potentially file a personal injury case to get compensated for your injuries. Injuries can include scrapes, burns, broken bones, or amputated limbs.
To ensure you have compensated appropriately, make sure to contact an experienced car accident or personal injury lawyer to look over your case. The attorneys at the Goldwater Law Firm have years of experience handling car accident cases and helping their clients get the compensation they deserve. Schedule a consultation today and we’ll work to help you get your medical costs covered.