Gilbert, AZ (September 9, 2019) – An infant girl was transported to an area hospital on Friday after being found at the bottom of a swimming pool.
According to the Gilbert Fire Department, the 18-month-old girl was breathing and had a pulse when she was discovered by paramedics and taken to a local hospital. When fire crews arrived on the scene, CPR was being performed on the girl. Gilbert police officials say the incident occurred near Ray Road and Lindsay Road in Gilbert, though no other details were immediately available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
When it comes to residential pool ownership, Phoenix ranks number one in the country. Due to the hot, dry Arizonan weather, many residents own pools. Those residing near water or having access to pools are statistically more likely to experience drowning resulting in injury or death.
Furthermore, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children. In fact, statistics show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown each year across the country. Drowning accidents can result in tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents due to the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG Law’s drowning accident attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking the justice and fair compensation that victims deserve after these incidents. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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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.