PHOENIX — Editor's note: The video above is from a newscast on Sept. 4.
Between Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, at least six major car crashes left 16 people injured and three people, including a young girl, dead.
A frightening trend of traffic deaths was recorded by the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration on Friday. According to its report, traffic deaths rose 10.5% over the last year even though driving has declined.
The increasing trend started in 2020.
One major crash at 43rd and Clarendon avenues injured four people, including two kids, and led to the death of 11-year-old Alysah Marin.
Marin and her two brothers were all transported to the Phoenix Children's Hospital after they were hit while walking on a sidewalk. Marin's mom and 18-year-old cousin were taken to trauma centers for treatment.
According to officials, the driver who caused the accident showed signs of impairment.
Nine people, including a Phoenix police officer, were injured in three different major crashes.
At 15th Avenue and Washington Street, a driver suspected of a DUI crashed into a police vehicle. The officer in the car was treated for minor injuries.
At 40th Avenue and Van Buren Street, a crash led to the hospitalization of six people including two small children. There was no determined cause of the crash but multiple vehicles were involved.
All of the victims of the crash were deemed likely to recover.
A crash on the I-10 near 7th Street sent two men to the hospital in critical condition after they were both ejected from their car.
Officials did not release a determined cause.
A crash at Camelback and El Mirage roads led three people to be hospitalized-- one person was killed.
The crash in this case was head-on and officials did not release a cause.
A woman died after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning near the intersection of 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Police said a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a man ran a red light at the intersection and collided into a Nissan driven by 23-year-old Selemawit Negash.
Negash was killed in the crash, and police said the driver of the Tahoe may have been under the influence when the crash happened.
He was transported to a hospital but is expected to survive.
Editor's note: There were several more wrecks over the weekend. 12 News covers the most serious incidents.
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