So as things turn out, drivers lose control and drive up on sidewalks on a regular basis. Seriously, just look around. People sometimes get hurt; it’s a random function of being there. What happens to all these reckless drivers? Hard to know, many times nothing, like the young man who killed a jogger on an Ahwatukee sidewalk a few years ago. In other cases, these are hit-and-run; nobody pays, so you pay for the damage through increased taxes and insurance rates.
5/19/2015, ~ 0530 — A car plows into a man waiting at a Tempe bus stop. Officer Aaron Levi with the Tempe Police Department says a 37-year-old man may lose his leg after a driver loses control his car and slams into him at a bus stop. The driver swerved off the roadway and barreled into the bus stop when it rammed into the pedestrian and rolled onto its roof. The victim’s leg was nearly crushed by the car. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors are attempting to save his leg from being amputated. The driver and the his passenger suffered minor injuries with a few lacerations to the head. Levi says there’s evidence that suggests the driver was under the influence at the time of the crash. He is facing a slew of criminal charges. arizonanewsradio.com
Here’s my little rogue’s gallery of pics (there are many more stories that have no pics) of dangerous / careless / negligent / criminal drivers and the havoc they wreak — these are all gathered from the Metro Phoenix area… there’s no need to go to the ends of the earth to routinely find this type of driving: