Interstate 19 Crossover Crash Results in a Fatality

The Leader Law Firm is saddened to hear that a Federal law enforcement agent, Walterio Nuñez, died in a median crossover crash on I-19 on Friday, March 9, 2018. The crash occurred on I-19 between Pima Mine and Papago roads. A crossover accident occurs when a vehicle traveling on a divided highway, leaves the roadway, goes through the median and enters opposing traffic lanes. Crossover accidents often result in catastrophic collisions, resulting in fatalities. The number of crossover accidents can be reduced with the placement of cable median barriers. Cable median barriers, placed in areas prone to crossover crashes, can prevent up to 95% of crossover collisions. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has been very slow to respond to a serious problem with crossover accidents on Arizona highways. Interstate highways such as Interstate 10, Interstate 40 and Interstate 19, crisscross Arizona. Many stretches of our interstate highways lack median barriers. In…

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