10/15/2018 9:30PM; Rural Road just north of Guadalupe Road, Tempe. Yesterday evening, a speeding driver lost control, crossing over bike lanes, sidewalk, and eventually ran into a building.
PD: Street racing may have led to driver crashing into Tempe building
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A driver has life-threatening injuries after slamming into a building…Police say two drivers were speeding next to each other when one of them spun out and crashed into the building on the corner.
Drivers in general feel very comfortable driving very fast on the the types of streets favored by drivers and transportation engineers. Very wide, straight arterial streets with lots of lanes and limited crossings are no doubt fueling the pedestrian fatality epidemic in Arizona. Here’s a map of fatal traffic crashes (most of them motorists) in Tempe(2010-16; excludes freeway); it’s no coincidence the vast majority of them occur along these wide arterial roads. An arterial road carries more traffic; but there are only a handful of them.