Arizona Car Accidents Lead to Arrests, Injuries

Arizona Car Accidents Lead to Arrests, InjuriesTwo recent car accidents in Arizona have led to injuries and arrests as one was allegedly caused by drunk driving.

According to the Tucson Citizen, one woman was arrested after two separate collisions.

Gilbert police told the news provider that they arrested a Mesa woman after her car allegedly struck another vehicle, then continued on her way a short distance only to strike a motorcyclist. The accidents occurred on Tuesday, January 17.

According to the media outlet, Melinda Wauneka, a 34-year-old woman, allegedly hit the first vehicle near the intersection of Cooper and Guadalupe, then continued to drive north on Cooper until she allegedly collided with a motorcyclist, who has remained unidentified, pushing him about 200 yards, said Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant William Balafas.

Officers stated Wauneka then fled on foot to a nearby neighborhood, but was apprehended by Gilbert police a short time later. Balafas stated Wauneka looked to be impaired by alcohol and was taken to the Maricopa County Jail, where she was charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

Balafas added that the motorcyclist was recovering from non-life threatening injuries.

In Tucson, another accident occurred that led to an injury near the campus of Arizona State University, the Daily Wildcat reports.

According to the media outlet, the crash occurred at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Speedway Boulevard at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18. A gold 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by student April Adele, was allegedly forced head-on into a utility pole after being T-boned by a silver Volvo, driven by Curtis Durham.

Adele’s passenger Lauren Franzen suffered a head injury in the accident, according to the media outlet.