Man Killed & Woman Injured Following Crash on Boulder Highway
A single-vehicle collision occurred in East Valley on Wednesday morning, February 2nd.
The accident happened within the southbound lanes of Boulder Highway at 6 a.m.
Per reports, a Ford Focus was speeding before losing control and hitting the concrete median barrier.
Upon impact, the vehicle crossed all three lanes then hit a concrete wall which was topped with a chain-link fence.
As a result, the Ford overturned and landed on its roof inside the bus lane.
Unfortunately, the male driver died at the scene. There was also a 35-year-old female passenger that sustained injuries and was taken to Sunrise Hospital.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
Statistics show that rollover accidents account for about one-third of all fatalities in the U.S. In addition, 30% of vehicle fatalities are rollover crashes. These types of accidents are far more likely to result in a fatality than non-rollover crashes.