Phoenix car accidents keep authorities busy over long Memorial Day weekend

A woman was killed in a Phoenix car accident that occurred overnight Sunday, AZ Family reported.

The deadly car crash happened near Happy Valley Road and 21st Avenue and involved an SUV and a pickup truck. Happy Valley Road was closed overnight between 19th and 22nd avenues and re-opened about 7 a.m. Monday.

The woman who was killed was reportedly a passenger in the pickup truck. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Two children, ages 5 and 7, who were passengers in the SUV, were also transported to the hospital.

One vehicle was westbound on Happy Valley Road, while the other vehicle was traveling eastbound. Police believe the man driving the SUV may have suffered a medical problem that caused his vehicle to jump the curb and enter the other lane, where it collided head-on with the pickup truck at about 11 p.m. Sunday.

Also over the Memorial Day weekend, a driver lost control of his truck and slammed into a home near 13th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. The Phoenix car crash occurred about 4 a.m. Sunday. Four people were at home at the time of the crash. The driver fled the scene, FOX Phoenix reported.

As we reported on our Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, police are searching for a suspect who fatally shot a man during an apparent road rage incident following a Saturday car accident.

The accident occurred on Southern Avenue near 19th Avenue and involved a Nissan and a Suburban. A passenger in the Suburban was shot during the ensuing altercation. Police are looking for a white Nissan Sentra with a partial Arizona license plate number of “052.” The car may have rear-end damage as a result of the accident.