Glendale, AZ – UPDATE: Carlos Aguirre ID’d in Hit-and-Run Wreck at Glendale AveArizona Legal News
Glendale, AZ (January 13, 2020) – Officers from the Glendale Police Department have identified a 39-year-old man who died Saturday evening after he and a 17-year-old girl were hit by a pickup truck while crossing the street.
Carlos Chavez Aguirre and the teenage girl were crossing Glendale Avenue near 49th Avenue when a brown Chevrolet pickup truck hit them before fleeing the scene, according to police. Aguirre was transported to the hospital in serious condition, where he was later pronounced dead. The girl, who has not been identified, also suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.
Investigators described the pick-up truck that hit the two as a dark brown, lifted Chevrolet Silverado with oversized wheels. Police said the driver could not be identified, however, as the vehicle’s windows were tinted.
Our condolences go out to the family of Carlos Chavez Aguirre. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Arizona
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, hit-and-run crashes are on the rise across the state. In fact, several of the nearly 30,000 collisions that occurred in Arizona last year have been hit-and-run accidents, often caused by distracted or impaired drivers, who leave the scene to avoid legal consequences.
Oftentimes, victims may succumb to the injuries they sustained in a hit-and-run accident, leaving their families to pick up the pieces. However, those affected can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a hit-and-run accident.
The accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights.
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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.