PHOENIX, AZ — A woman is dead after she was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Phoenix early Thursday, October 27th, 2022, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. The crash caused a vehicle to burst into flames, killing the occupant who was unable to escape.
A semi-truck driver reportedly rear-ended a 2015 Dodge Dart while driving on I-10 near 67th Avenue, DPS said. The collision caused the car driver to lose control and get hit by a second semi-truck.
Around 2 a.m., the woman driving the Dodge was reportedly driving in the slow lane on eastbound I-10 with her hazard lights on. According to DPS, witnesses a semi-truck struck the car from behind pushing it into another semi.
The car then burst into flames, killing the woman who was unable to escape, troopers said. Officials have not yet released the identity of the woman involved in the fatal crash.
DPS said the driver of the semi was initially taken into custody on suspicion of impairment, but no arrests have been made.
ADOT initially closed the eastbound lanes of I-10 at 67th Avenue while authorities investigated the scene. The eastbound lanes have since reopened.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this crash.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Many accidents are preventable through proper driver attention. Most of the common causes of trucking accidents are due to commercial driver negligence. Other contributing factors include:
- Distracted driving
- Poor vehicle control
- Interruption of traffic flow
- Driver became physically impaired
- Speeding and other traffic law violations
- Driver fatigue and illness
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Poor weather conditions
- Improperly loaded vehicles
- Maintenance issues
- Equipment failure
- Lack of training
Because there are so many ways to prevent truck collisions, there is often a cause that can establish liability. Depending on the exact circumstances of the incident, the liable party may be the:
- Truck driver
- Company that owns or leases the trailer
- Truck manufacturer
- Trucking company
- Truck repair shop
- Parties responsible for road maintenance
- Shipping company
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