Black Canyon City, AZ (July 29, 2019) – A woman has been arrested and one man injured after a wrong-way collision on I-17 northbound on Sunday night, July 28th.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, 70-year-old Sharon Weaver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in a Dodge Ram around 8:56 p.m., and while traveling the wrong way, collided head-on with a Toyota RAV4 near the Sunset Point Rest Area.
The driver of the RAV4 suffered minor injuries.
DPS says Weaver was impaired and arrested. She sustained minor injuries in the crash, and after she was treated for her injuries, she was arrested. Details of her charges have not been released at this time.
Every day, Arizona highways move hundreds of thousands of vehicles safely. However, research demonstrates that when accidents happen, the crash is the outcome of driver conduct more than 90% of the time, such as speeding, reckless or distracted driving, or driving while impaired. Wrong-way collisions, more than any other type of crash, occur when a driver is distracted or impaired.
Serious long-term injuries, costly medical expenses, and even job loss are some of the tragic, unforeseen consequences that may plague victims and their families after these accidents. But those affected by these collisions can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families affected by these serious car wrecks. Contact our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today.
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