Arizona is primarily a desert state, and has its share of unique weather phenomena. And while most Arizona drivers do not need to deal with slick or icy roads, sudden gusts of extreme wind are quite common. In fact, weather hazards are a major cause of Arizona car accidents, including wind-related accidents.
Wind-related car accidents are unique in that there often is little a motorist can do to foresee a sudden gust of wind. However, heavy winds often frequent the same locations, due to the topography the land, or the shape of the land. Thus, motorists should always remain vigilant when driving on Arizona highways, especially during times of high winds and other potentially hazardous weather conditions.
One night earlier this month was so windy that it caused several accidents. According to a local news report, the accidents all occurred on Interstate 10, between mileposts 83 and 84. Evidently, the winds were so strong that six semi-trucks and tractor-trailers rolled; two on the westbound side of the road, and four on the eastbound side of the road. Each of these crashes involved only a single truck; however, one of the truck drivers died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. Two others were injured, and the remaining drivers were uninjured.