Do Speed Cameras Cause Accidents?

by Administrator 13. April 2010 02:12

A new website based in Arizona has begun using freedom of information laws to obtain examples of car accidents that would not have occurred but for the presence of a speed camera van. 

 

The group, known as CameraFraud, recently released a video of a car accident on State Route 202, which they claim was caused by a speed camera van. The video, shot on March 17th shortly before 4:00 p.m., shows a 2005 Ford SUV traveling through the city of gilbert at 65 miles per hour. As the 32 year-old driver of the SUV approaches a speed van, he quickly brakes and slows to 35 miles per hour. 

 

A 22 year-old in a red 2008 Pontiac G6 was following behind the Ford, who was not speeding, changed lanes to the right. As a result the two vehicles collided just a few yards from a Redflex speed camera van. 

 

According to CameraFraud, incidents of this nature are not uncommon. A study conducted by Arizona State University, in 2007, concluded there was a 54 percent increase in rear-end collisions, and a 9 percent increase in injuries from a rear-end collision on the Loop 101 freeway, the site of Arizona's first experiment with automated ticketing. 

 

Under the law, every driver has an obligation to be aware of the safety of others on the road, including other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. If another person's failure to fulfill this obligation has led to your injuries, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 to learn about protecting your rights.

Phoenix Car Accident Leaves 4 Dead, 3 Injured

by Administrator 6. April 2010 02:44

Four people have died after a crash involving a sanitation truck and a group of motorcyclists in Phoenix Thursday.

 

According to officials with the Phoenix Police Department, the accident occurred sortly after 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 27th Drive and Carefree Highway. Police say eight motorcycles, carrying nine people, were stopped at a traffic light when they were struck by an eastbound dump truck.

 

Three motorcyclists, 67 year-old R. Nachand, 52 year-old Stephen Punch, and 35 year-old Daniel L. Butler, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A forth victim, 47 year-old Daylve Veronica Downs-Totonchi, died Friday at a Phoenix hospital from injuries sustained in the accident. Phoenix Fire Department Captain Ernie Lizaraga, one of the motorcyclists involved in the crash, is listed in critical condition. Two other bikers are in serious condition. Police say two motorcyclists were treated at the scene and released. Victims were transported to hospitals via medical helicopters.

 

The driver of the dump truck, 46 year-old Michael J. Jakscht, was not injured in the crash. Investigators say Jakscht failed to control his speed and collided with the eight motorcycles and four other vehicles in front of them.

 

Under the law, every driver has an obligation to be aware of the safety of others on the road, including other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. If another person's failure to fulfill this obligation has led to your injuries, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 to learn about protecting your rights.

Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash

by Administrator 30. March 2010 02:04

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a car crash Monday afternoon in Lake Havasu.

 

Lake Havasu City Police Sergeant Keith Huskisson said the accident was "a car versus a motorcycle.

 

According to officials with the Lake Havasu City Police Department, the accident occured shortly after 2:00 p.m. Monday when a 2008 Chevy Malibu driven by 78 year-old Marcia Biehn was pulling out of the driveway of a business complex on the 2000 block of Mesquite Avenue. Beihn was attempting to make a left trun into the westbound lane of Mesquite when she struck a southbound 2001 Yamaha motorcycle drvien by 25 year-old Havasu resident Nathan Waldenberg.

 

"[Emergency response crews] said [Waldenberg] was in extremely critical condition with a serious head injury..." Huskisson said. 

 

Waldenburg was airlifted from the scene and transported to a trauma unit at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

 

Huskisson said the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

 

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Arizona car accident, please contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally to learn more about the options available to a victim in the aftermath of a car accident. Please call 800-763-0964.


3 die in Phoenix motorcycle accidents

by Administrator 25. March 2010 09:38

Three people are dead and six more injured following a massive group of motorcycles were involved in an accident with a garbage truck.  The accident occurred on the Carefree Highway in north Phoenix.

According to police, the accident was caused when the motorcyclists got too close to the large dump truck.  The force of the impact caused fires to break out, seriously wounding six of the riders and killing three others. 

Reports indicate that there were a total of nine injured, six of whom were listed in critical condition.  Two patients were sent by helicopter to Phoenix hospital. 

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of a Phoenix motorcycle accident, contact the Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally today by calling 800-763-0964. 

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