Traffic Accidents in Arizona Injure Four, Kill One

Traffic Accidents in Arizona Injure Four, Kill OneThree accidents in Arizona in the past week have left four people injured, including three pedestrians, and one woman dead.

According to the Tucson Citizen, a driver in Avondale allegedly crashed through a wall and into the pool of a resident on Thursday, February 9.

The driver of a full-size, maroon GMC pickup truck allegedly lost control of the car while traveling on 11th Avenue, near the intersection with Indian School Road, authorities told the news source. Emergency responders put the man onto a stretcher, and transported him to a nearby hospital.

On Tuesday, February 14, a woman was killed in a Glendale car crash, the Arizona Republic reports.

According to the media outlet, Kaitlan Newdigate, 22, was killed when she allegedly crashed her car into a tree near 67th Avenue and Deer Valley Road, police stated. Reports show Newdigate was the sole occupant in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and no other cars were involved in the collision.

Glendale police officers are still conducting an investigation of the crash scene, however initial findings suggest speed may have been a contributing factor in the accident.

In Phoenix, three people had to be taken to the hospital after they were allegedly struck by a hit-and-run driver at a bus stop on Tuesday.

According to ABC affiliate News 15, the victims – two females and one male – were taken to the hospital, where they were determined to have non life-threatening injuries. Phoenix police spokesman Tommy Thompson stated that the accident occurred at about 3 p.m., near the intersection of 67th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Reports show a Hyundai SUV was traveling southbound when it allegedly hopped the curb and hit the pedestrians while they were sitting on a bus stop bench. Police say the driver, an approximately 30-year-old man, stopped briefly after the accident and stepped out of his car. He then got back in his car and drove away.

Now, police are searching for the vehicle, which is believed to be a 2003 white Hyundai Santa Fe SUV with license plate number ARV4480, the news provider stated.

The Phoenix Police Department encourages anyone with information on the accident to call its hotline.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 1,449 pedestrian accidents in the state in 2010, part of the total 106,177 accidents that occurred that year.