Chandler, AZ (September 11, 2019) – A pedestrian accident sent two teenagers to a local hospital on Wednesday.
According to the Chandler Fire Department, the two teens were hit by a vehicle outside Chandler High School, near Arizona Avenue and Erie Street, around 5:15 p.m. Officials at the Chandler Unified High School District confirmed that both pedestrians are students at the high school but haven’t released their exact ages.
Per information from Chandler firefighters, one of the victims suffered serious injuries while the other only incurred minor injuries. Chandler police authorities also responded to the accident, though they did not confirm if the driver stayed at the scene or if the teens were hit while using the crosswalk.
The investigation of the accident is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
On average, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in an accident in the United States. Arizona is one of the deadliest states for pedestrians, with a 35% increase in pedestrian fatalities over the past 10 years, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Due to the lack of protection for pedestrians, even in crosswalks, these accidents often result in serious injuries or death. Victims can be left with high medical costs, long-term health issues, and emotional trauma after a pedestrian accident. However, victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of car accident lawyers has years of experience and knowledge. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.