Gilbert, AZ (September 25, 2019) – A 15-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured late Tuesday afternoon.
According to officials from the Gilbert Police Department, the crash occurred on Greenfield Road at Elliot Road, near Guadalupe Road. The girl was crossing the road while riding her bicycle at the canal trail crossing. As she was crossing, she was struck by a vehicle. The description of the vehicle has not been released by police.
First responders were at the scene shortly after the collision occurred and transported the girl to a local hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
Police say that neither speed nor impairment were factors in the crash, though the accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
One pedestrian is killed every two hours as a result of car accidents nationwide. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, Arizona is at the top of the list when it comes to pedestrian fatalities, with a 35 percent rise in pedestrian deaths in the past 10 years alone.
Even when they’re utilizing crosswalks, pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death. When pedestrians are hit by vehicles, they’re often left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and severe emotional trauma. However, the victims and families affected by these pedestrian accidents can safeguard their legal rights with a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of accident lawyers has years of experience and knowledge. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation.
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