Linda Jenner was driving home on Interstate-19, south of Tucson, from dinner with her husband and friend when a car began making it's way from the other direction and across the median. "All of a sudden these lights, this car is coming at us. My husband was driving and he hit the brakes and moved over."
Jenner’s pulled over immediately and the car crashed into the driver that was directly in front of them. "It hit so hard, so loud that there was debris flying everywhere so we pulled over and got out and a whole bunch of people were running because the car that got hit was turned upside down in a ditch."
The Department of Public Safety says the crash killed one person and seriously injured another. They are continuing to investigate.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says there are currently several construction projects on I-19 and say they're working to improve traffic efficiency and safety for drivers.
Yes ANOTHER median crossover death on an Arizona highway. When will our state do something to prevent these from occurring?
What can they do? Simple: A cable barrier in between the opposing traffic directions.
Will it work? Yes. According to the State’s own experts, cable median barrier are 95%+ effective in preventing these crashes.
Why does the State refuse to do this? No rationale here. Stubborn-ness? Stupidity? Other????
Multiple large verdicts against the State, and still it does nothing. These keeping getting tougher to watch.
Source: KGUN9 News