08/01/16 - A deadly crash on I-10 at Hassayampa in the far West Valley has shut down eastbound traffic.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a tractor-trailer was involved in a crash with a pedestrian near milepost 105, which is 20 miles west of the Loop 303.
The pedestrian was reportedly involved in a single-vehicle crash before being struck by the tractor-trailer. DPS has confirmed the crash was deadly. Eastbound traffic is shut down with no estimate of reopening. Liability?
There is still too much that we do not know. Cars break down on the highway all the time. Driving to Phoenix from California yesterday, we say many people pulled over for flat tires, engine trouble, etc..
Arizona now has a “Move Over Law” (§28-775E).
It says: 1. If on a highway having at least 2 lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle, proceed with due caution and if possible, with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, yield the right of way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency vehicle 2.
If changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe proceed with due caution and reduce speed, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions.
What happened here? We will need more information. Regardless, our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the tragedy.