Chandler, AZ – Pedestrian Struck in Hit and Run Crash at Ray Rd & Arizona AveArizona Legal News
Chandler, AZ (August 17, 2019) – A woman in a wheelchair was seriously injured on Friday morning, August 16th, after being struck in a hit-and-run crash in Chandler.
According to police, the victim was crossing Ray Road northbound when she was struck by a dark-colored Dodge Caravan traveling westbound on Arizona Avenue. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, and the driver left the scene.
Witnesses say that the driver fled south into the neighborhood on Iowa Street and is described as a Hispanic male in his late 30s. He was also wearing a dark-colored hat and had a mustache.
Police say that the vehicle should have damage to the driver’s side front bumper and are asking for any witnesses to come forward. Additionally, if you live in the area of Ray Road and California Street and have surveillance video, authorities ask that you review that video for any possible evidence.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Statistics indicate that more than 1,500 pedestrian-involved crashes happen in Arizona each year, leading to more than 100 deaths across the state. And due to the nature of pedestrian accidents, victims often suffer critical injuries. Many pedestrian accidents involve hit-and-run drivers as well.
From long-term injuries and medical costs to job loss or even death, these accidents can have unfortunate consequences for both victims and their families. But those affected by pedestrian accidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our car accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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.