Goodyear, AZ (September 28, 2019) – A 20-month-old girl was pulled from a swimming pool and transported to the hospital in Goodyear on Friday morning.
Per reports from the Goodyear Fire Department, the drowning accident occurred at a home in the area of Indian School Road and Perryville Road around 7:45 a.m. The little girl was not breathing when she was rescued from the water, and CPR was being performed on the child as fire crews arrived on the scene.
She may have been under the water for up to 20 minutes, according to Deputy Fire Chief Tim Wayne from the Goodyear Fire Department. She was transported via ambulance to Abrazo West Medical Campus but was later brought to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She remains in critical condition.
The homeowner is a former Avondale police officer, according to authorities. Goodyear Fire Department Public Information Officer Manny Cordova says the homeowner did not have a pool fence but did have a self-locking patio door in compliance with city code.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family. We hope for her full recovery.
Across the country, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children. Furthermore, Phoenix ranks number one in the nation in both pool ownership and residential drowning accidents.
In fact, statistics show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown each year. And these drowning accidents can mean tragic circumstances for victims and their families. Whether it’s financial difficulties, long-term physical issues or emotional trauma, victims and their families are left to pick up the pieces after these serious incidents. But those affected can contact a personal injury lawyer for help, especially after drowning accidents caused by the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. 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.
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