Surprise, AZ (July 01, 2022) – Officials have identified 68-year-old George Weeks as the man who died during a two-vehicle crash that left four others, three of whom were children, with injuries in Surprise on Saturday, June 25th.
The collision took place on U.S. 60 in the area of Deer Valley Road. Officers received reports of a driver going the wrong way at about 12:00 a.m.
An investigation determined that Weeks was driving a BMW SUV westbound in the eastbound lanes when he collided head-on with an oncoming Toyota Sequoia.
Weeks died at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, an adult male, and his three passengers, all under the age of 15, sustained serious injuries during the impact.
The four occupants of the Toyota were all taken by paramedics to area hospitals in serious, but non-life-threatening conditions.
The crash remains under review.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. George Weeks, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Traffic Collisions in Arizona
When you decide to drive a car, there comes an imminent risk that you may become involved in an accident caused by negligence.
On average, approximately three million people sustain injuries each year due to auto accidents in the United States, and most of these wrecks are caused by negligent drivers. In America, an average of six million vehicular collisions take place every year, killing over 90 people per day. The CDC reports that a traffic crash resulting in an ER visit costs almost $4,000. The cost of hospitalization for these injuries is more than $56,000.
The alarming fact is that over 95% of these accidents are caused by driver negligence. The leading four causes of car accidents in the United States are currently:
- Running red lights: Running a red light is extremely dangerous due to the fact that those who are driving through green lights are usually totally unassuming that someone would be coming at them from a stopped direction.
- Reckless driving: The actions of reckless motorists are often unpredictable and dangerous. Things like cutting people off, not using turn signals, tailgating, ignoring traffic signals, and erratically changing speeds are all extremely hazardous and are sure ways to cause a wreck.
- Speeding: It’s understandable to feel rushed when you’re going somewhere, especially if you’re running late. However, driving over the speed limit has worse consequences than arriving late. Every year since 2009, speeding has been a contributing factor in at least 25% of all auto accidents in the United States.
- Distracted driving: If you’ve ever been a busy driver, you know what it’s like to feel pressured to answer your phone or respond to a text. Multi-tasking while driving may seem harmless, however, over 1,000 people are injured in distracted-driving-related incidents per day in the United States.
At the law office of Samuel P. Moeller, PLLC, one of our skilled lawyers can help you get a good majority of the money back that you lost paying for expensive medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other expenses that stemmed from your crash.
If you have been victimized by a negligent driver, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you face in relation to your wreck. A car crash lawyer in Phoenix can help you file a personal injury claim for compensation so you can pay for the costs related to your wreck.
Our team of trusted attorneys works hard to help our injured clients recover full and fair compensation. You can reach our office at (602) 903-2905. Contact our law firm today 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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