Car crash claims life of Tempe police officer - Ahwatukee Foothills News: News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Car crash claims life of Tempe police officer

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 12:12 pm

A Tempe police officer died in a car crash Thursday when a driver failed to yield to his oncoming motorcycle.

Phoenix police responded to a serious injury collision just after 5 p.m. at 48th and Western streets, just north of Elliot Road, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos. 

When officers arrived they found the victim, 40-year-old Scott J. Saffell, who had been riding a motorcycle southbound on 48th Street. A 24-year-old woman driving a Chrysler sedan was facing north in the left-turn lane and failed to yield to the motorcyclist as she made her left turn, colliding with Saffell, Martos said.

Saffell was not speeding and was wearing his helmet, but was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The female driver was not injured, Martos said.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds


Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature ...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

By Coleton Berry, Special to GetOut On Feb. 13-14, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, dancers from v...

Online poll