Phoenix, AZ (June 6, 2022) – A truck accident reported on Tuesday evening in the Phoenix area has taken one man’s life. At around 4 p.m., on May 31, the Phoenix Police Department and emergency medical services responded to the scene of an auto accident on 35th Avenue.
Reports from the Phoenix Police Department show that 57-year-old William Dodd was driving a truck in the area of 35th Avenue and Campbell Avenue. For unknown reasons, he became involved in an accident with a fire truck.
His vehicle then went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Dodd suffered severe injuries in the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital for medical care. However, he passed away after arriving.
No other injuries were reported in this accident.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of William Dodd. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Arizona
Each year, over 1,000 people are fatally injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in the state of Arizona. Accidents involving semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are more likely to resent in severe and fatal injuries due to their massive size and weight.
These accidents are often preventable. However, families are constantly forced to deal with the unexpected losses of loved ones due to the negligence of drivers.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents across the state of Arizona include:
Speeding: Excessive speeds are continually cited as a leading cause of fatal truck accidents across Arizona.
Reckless driving: When drivers are traveling too fast for road conditions, fail to yield to others, or run red lights, they can cause fatal injury accidents in an instant.
Fatigue: Truck drivers spend long hours out on the road. As a result, they are likely to become fatigued while operating their vehicles.
Impairment: Given the length of time that truck drivers spend alone, they may turn to illicit drug use or alcohol. Operating a vehicle while impaired can have severe consequences.
Equipment failure: Failing brakes, defective tires, jammed accelerators, and other malfunctions can result in severe crashes instantly.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident, you may have legal options available to help you seek compensation to cover funeral arrangements and other costs you face. It is important that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix as soon as possible.
For more than two decades, the Phoenix truck accident lawyers at Law Offices of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC have helped countless families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in accidents. Our lawyers can help your family get justice and hold the person at fault to account.
Our lawyers are fully committed to taking all of the legal work off of your hands so you can focus on moving forward. While working with us, you can rest assured knowing your legal rights and best interests are protected. Our lawyers will advocate on your behalf to ensure you are able to obtain the results you expect for your case.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s reckless, negligent, or malicious actions, you must contact our law firm right away. Our lawyers are available by calling 602-903-2905 to schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience.
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.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be medical advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. None of this information should be considered legal advice. Speak to legal counsel about the specifics surrounding your injury accident. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene. This is not a solicitation for business.