Phoenix, AZ (August 10, 2022) – Police in Phoenix report that a motorcyclist lost his life after a collision in the Alhambra neighborhood. Police were called to the scene of the wreck early on the morning of Tuesday, August 9.
According to reports, the collision occurred at the intersection of 27th and Grand Avenues. The motorcyclist, identified as Josh Telmo, was found with critical injuries at the scene.
He was rushed to an area hospital by ambulance where he later lost his life. A Toyota Prius was seen at the crash site with extensive damage to its front end.
What led up to the collision remains unknown at this time. Police in the area continue to investigate the details of the incident.
27th Avenue was closed in both directions for an extended period of time during the early morning hours of August 9. Nothing further has been reported at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Traffic Collisions in Arizona
When you choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, while you’re driving, there is a constant risk that you may become involved in an accident. On average, about 3 million people are hurt in car accidents per year in the United States. In Arizona, more than 160,000 car accidents happen per year that injure approximately 55,000 people. The majority of these accidents are the result of negligent drivers. In America, on average, about 6 million car crashes happen yearly. About 90 people lose their lives per day in these collisions.
The CDC reports that an auto accident resulting in an emergency room visit can cost approximately $4,000. Alarmingly, over 90% of the car wrecks reported in the United States are the result of driver negligence. The top causes of auto collisions in the United States include:
- Reckless driving: Reckless motorists are dangerous and unpredictable. Failing to use a turn signal, cutting people off, ignoring traffic signals, driving at unsafe speeds, and cutting people off are examples of reckless driving.
- Speeding: Feeling rushed while you’re driving is understandable, especially if you are running late. However, driving at unsafe speeds is extremely unsafe and can result in serious injuries or death.
- Distracted driving: It is easy to feel pressured to answer a phone call or text while you’re driving. However, this behavior is extremely hazardous and results in millions of injuries and thousands of deaths every year. Distracted driving is the most common cause of auto accidents in the United States.
At the law office of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, one of our experienced attorneys can help you get the money you need to make a full financial recovery after you’ve been injured in a car crash caused by negligence. Those injured by negligent drivers are eligible for financial compensation due to the fact that negligent driving is illegal. Negligent drivers can face fines and jail time, while those victimized by negligent drivers can collect compensation to pay for the costs that stem from their accidents and the injuries that follow. Medical care, vehicle repairs, and more may be able to be compensated for by filing a personal injury claim for compensation.
If you have recently lost a loved one in a car accident caused by negligence, a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix can help you get compensation for funeral costs and more. Call our office at (602) 903-2905 to get started on your own path to financial recovery.
Note: Our writers have used outside and secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include local and state police accident reports, news and social media outlets, as well as eyewitness accounts about accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this incident. If you locate any information that is incorrect, please contact our firm right away so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post if requested.
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