TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say a woman has died after her car left the roadway and ended up in a pond.
The accident occurred Tuesday night in the 2300 block of North Sun Lake Place.
Crews pulled the vehicle out of the water and removed the driver. She was transported to a Tucson hospital and died a short time later.
KVOA-TV reports the woman hit a tree before driving into the water.
A man who was jaywalking across a Phoenix street was hit by a car and killed Tuesday night. It happened at about 10 p.m. on Indian School Road near 30th Street.
According to police, Roger Dale Rose was not in a crosswalk when he was hit by a car that was heading west on Indian School Road. Sgt. Steve Martos said there is a crosswalk with caution lights less than 50 yards from where Rose was crossing.
Rose, 59, was in extremely critical condition when he rushed to a local hospital. He later died of his injuries.
Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident
PHOENIX – The High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane could be opened for drivers who are willing to pay.
There could be relief for frustrated drivers in the future.
“If I’m that desperate, I’ll pay about $20,” one motorist said.
There are “HOT” lanes, or high occupancy toll lanes, in several other states including Colorado, California and Florida.
“We are in the very, very beginning stages of it,” said Robert Hazlett with the Maricopa Association of Governments.
The association is planning to pay for a study to see if HOT lanes are right for the Valley.
The HOT lane would be free for high-occupancy vehicles like it is now. The difference is cars with just one person would be given the option to drive in the lane as well by paying a rate based on the traffic load, which would be between $2 to $9.
It is still unclear how much it would cost to convert current lanes and whether that cost would fall on taxpayers.
Officials are also unsure of whether a private company or agency like the Arizona Department of Transportation would operate the HOT lanes.
The study on the lanes is scheduled to start in March and take up to two years to complete. The soonest drivers could see HOT lanes is 2016.
TONOPAH, Ariz. – One person was killed in an accident on Interstate 10 in Tonopah involving a car and a tractor trailer.
A vehicle was reportedly traveling westbound on I-10 when it struck the semi and got wedged underneath the tractor trailer on Tuesday afternoon in Tonopah.
Three people were inside the car. One person was killed. His or her identity has not been released.
It is unclear if the other two passengers suffered injuries. The driver of the semi was not hurt.
The Department of Public Safety is investigating the collision.
TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) — Emergency medical services are treating children at a suburban New Orleans school after a car crashed into a private elementary school grounds.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Fortunato said the extent of the injuries from Wednesday morning’s accident in Terrytown are unknown.
The school’s principal, Joan Navarro, told The Associated Press it did not appear the injuries were serious.
Fortunato said investigators did not know what caused thecar crash into the Stepping Stones Montessori School.