Chandler, AZ (September 30, 2019) – Two people were hospitalized Monday evening after a serious pedestrian accident.
According to officials from the Chandler Police Department, the two pedestrians were traveling west on Fairview Street, just north of Pecos Road, and approaching Arizona Avenue around 5:50 p.m. Authorities say that the pair, a 19-year-old man and a 48-year-old man in a wheelchair, were then hit by a vehicle driving westbound.
Investigators have ruled out impairment and say that the driver stayed on the scene and was cooperative with the police. The driver told officers that the sun was in their eyes and the collision occurred as they were lowering their car’s visor.
Both pedestrians were transported to a local area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Per a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. And Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians, with a 35 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities in the past 10 years.
Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are often left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. However, the 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 auto accident lawyers has years of experience. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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