Chandler, AZ (October 4, 2019) – A man has died after the golf cart he was driving was hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning.
Officers from the Chandler Police Department said that Clayton Hefty, 93, was driving a golf cart and attempting to cross Gilbert Road near Riggs Road when his cart was hit by a vehicle traveling southbound. The accident occurred just before 9:00 a.m.
Hefty was allegedly crossing from one parking lot to another when he was hit and ejected from his cart. Chandler paramedics transported him to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the police.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Clayton Hefty at this time.
According to officials from the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were nearly 150 persons injured each day as a result of car accidents in 2018. On average, one person was killed every eight hours statewide.
When fatal accidents occur, victims’ families are left to pick up the pieces. Families may have to deal with insurance companies, emotional trauma, and financial issues, all while coping with the loss of their loved ones. However, those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about protecting their legal rights or seeking compensation after a crash.
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