Chandler, AZ – UPDATE: Michelle Hagerman Charged in Fatal Accident at Alma School RdArizona Legal News
Chandler, AZ (October 26, 2019) – A woman has been charged after a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Monday.
According to police from the Chandler Police Department, a 50-year-old man from Bangladesh, Mohammad Misbah Uddin, and his 12-year-old son were killed after being struck by an SUV.
Michelle Ann Hagerman, 54, was arrested after a concerned neighbor provided police with a vehicle description similar to the information provided by law enforcement. Per court documents, Uddin and his 12-year-old son were walking eastbound across North Alma School Road and were halfway in the marked crosswalk when the northbound traffic light turned green.
Reports revealed Hagerman accelerated through the intersection at 45 to 50 miles per hour, striking Uddin and Faiaz at the same time. Uddin was pronounced dead on the scene, and his son was taken to Chandler Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries one day later.
Witness descriptions of the suspect and vehicle debris at the scene led investigators to determine the vehicle involved was a 2012 to 2016 Dodge Durango. After vehicle information was released to the public, police received a tip from a concerned Tempe resident who was Hagerman’s neighbor, claiming the car in her neighbor’s driveway matched the suspect’s and had similar damage. Police arrived at Hagerman’s Tempe residence around 10:00 p.m. and saw that the vehicle was matched witness descriptions and had blood evidence found near the base of the windshield.
Hagerman was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.
Our condolences go out to the family of Mohammad Misbah Uddin and his son at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
Recent data show that there have been 800,000 hit-and-run crashes across the country annually, mostly caused by unlicensed, impaired, or otherwise reckless drivers. When these drivers cause an injurious or fatal accident due to their negligence, they may flee the scene to avoid the consequences of their actions.
However, victims and their families 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.
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