Chandler, AZ (October 21, 2019) – A man is dead and a 12-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run accident in Chandler.
The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Monday evening, near Alma School Road and Erie Street, just north of Chandler Boulevard. Police say two pedestrians were crossing Alma School Road at Erie Street when an SUV hit them. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the boy was transported to an area hospital in extremely critical condition.
Several witnesses tried to help before the first responder’s arrived.
The victims’ names have not been released, and the manner of their relationship is unknown. Investigators said the driver of the dark-colored SUV that hit them did not stop and continued north on Alma School Road. Authorities say that they don’t have further details about the SUV’s description but note that the driver was likely speeding and sustained front-end damage.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Every year, countless hit-and-run accidents occur. In fact, recent data show that 800,000 hit-and-run collisions have occurred across the country, often caused by unlicensed, impaired, or otherwise negligent drivers. When drivers have caused an injurious or fatal accident due to their negligence, they may flee the scene to avoid consequences.
For this reason, victims should always speak with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Arizona after they’ve suffered in a wreck that occurred through no fault of their own.
Our attorneys at ELG Law are fully committed to helping those who have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent driver. Thanks to years of experience handling these cases, our serious injury accident attorneys have aided thousands of injured victims in securing the settlements they deserve. If you have been harmed by an at-fault party, please contact us for legal advice and a no-hassle, free consultation at (623) 562-3838.
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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.
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