Our hearts were deeply saddened by news of two separate Mesa traffic accidents, according to reports from KPHO News. The accidents both occurred on Wednesday morning and involved a bicycle rider and a driver in a small car. The 73-year-old driver that caused the accident first struck the bicycle rider on the Bush Highway around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and did not stop. The driver then proceeded down the highway to where it becomes Ellsworth and struck a small car. The driver again did not stop for the second accident. The bicycle rider and the driver of the small car were both killed in the accidents. Our hearts are with the families of the individuals who were killed on Wednesday.
Stats on Fatal Mesa Traffic Accidents
Roughly 6,600 Mesa traffic accidents are reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) each year. These crashes do more than cause injuries to more than 3,000 individuals. They also cause the deaths of around 40 individuals. News reports indicate that these numbers may be higher in 2013 than they have been in past years. Throughout the state, drivers between the ages of 65 and 74 are involved in 5.32 percent of crashes that happen every year. Reports indicate that they are involved in 7.56 percent of fatal crashes and 5.55 percent of injury collisions. Read the rest »