Goodyear, AZ (September 27, 2019) – A 20-month-old girl was rushed to the hospital after a drowning accident on Friday morning.
According to information reported by the Goodyear Fire Department, the toddler fell into a residential pool in the area of Indian School Road and Perryville Road. Rescue crews arrived at the residence around 7:45 a.m. and discovered the child in the pool. She was not breathing when she was pulled out of the pool, per information from Goodyear emergency medical technicians.
CPR was performed on the child before she was transported to the hospital via ambulance, where she remains in critical condition.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Phoenix ranks number one in the nation when it comes to both pool ownership and residential drowning accidents. Statistically, those who reside close to water or have access to pools are more likely to experience drowning that results in injury or death.
Plus, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children countrywide. In fact, data shows that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown each year in the United States. These drowning accidents can mean tragic circumstances for victims and their families, from medical costs to financial difficulties and emotional trauma. Those affected can contact a personal injury lawyer for help, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents as a result of the negligent actions of others.
ELG Law’s drowning accident attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking the justice 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.