ANOTHER CROSSOVER CRASH: WHEN WILL ARIZONA’S HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WAKE UP?



February 9, 2012: Maricopa County jury returns a $7.8 million verdict vs. State of AZ for two people killed in I-10 in a crossover accident. 

December 17, 2015: Maricopa County jury returns a $47 million verdict vs. State of AZ for two people killed in I-10 in a crossover accident.

Common elements: 1. Interstate 10; 2. Crossover crash; 3. No median barriers in place; 4. Significant accident history at the location; 5. Two people killed; 6. Victims represented by Christopher Zachar (Zachar Law Firm, Phoenix) and John Leader (Leader Law Firm, Tucson).

It just continues: On Sunday, September 17, 2017, one person died after a multi-vehicle crash near Red Rock on westbound Interstate 10.

A commercial vehicle headed eastbound on Interstate 10 collided with the rear of an SUV being towed by a pickup, causing it to be disconnected from the pickup where it ran into the median and rolled over.

After colliding with the SUV, the commercial vehicle crossed into the westbound lanes of I-10 and slammed into another commercial vehicle traveling westbound. The trailer ended up on top of the cab of the westbound commercial vehicle.

The driver of the first commercial vehicle was hurt. The driver of the westbound one died at the scene, according to DPS. The driver of the pickup pulling the SUV was not hurt. When will the State highway department learn? When will it install median barriers? How much does the next verdict have to be to get the State’s attention????