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Loop 202 wrong way crash, 2 hospitalized

DPS says the crash occurred round 1 a.m. There isn’t any phrase on the situation of the individuals concerned.

PHOENIX — Two males are hospitalized after a wrong-way crash on Loop 202 close to Desert Foothills drive early Sunday morning, officers with the Department of Public Safety mentioned.

Around 1 within the morning, DPS obtained a name for a wrong-way driver on the eastbound lanes of SR 202 close to mile marker 58.

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A white Chevy Silverado was touring the wrong way within the eastbound HOV lane when it collided head-on with a Dodge Ram, officers mentioned.

DPS mentioned that two individuals had been injured and had been taken to the hospital with critical accidents.

At this time, it isn’t recognized if impairment performed an element.

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Deaths on Arizona roads 

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation exhibits that roadway fatalities have been progressively rising in Arizona over the past decade: 

  • 2011: 825 deaths  
  • 2012: 821 deaths 
  • 2013: 844 deaths 
  • 2014: 774 deaths 
  • 2015: 895 deaths 
  • 2016: 952 deaths 
  • 2017: 1,000 deaths 
  • 2018: 1,010 deaths 
  • 2019: 982 deaths 
  • 2020: 1,057 deaths 

ADOT presents driving recommendations on its web site to assist preserve individuals secure on the highway. 

“There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety,” the division mentioned on its web site. 

ADOT’s strategies embody: 

  • Don’t velocity or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive whereas beneath the affect of gear 

  • Avoid distractions whereas driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and ensure all passengers are doing the identical 

  • When an emergency automobile is on the facet of the highway, transfer over 

  • Stay additional conscious in work zones 

  • Be ready for climate situations that make driving harmful 

Find more tips on the department’s Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT’s website here. 

“Real-time freeway situations can be found on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information website at (*2*), by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and thru ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT,” the division mentioned. 

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