Mesa, AZ (June 30, 2019) – According to an official statement released on June 29th, the investigation into an auto accident that left one child dead is still ongoing.
The 4-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike on Thursday, June 27th, reported the Mesa Police Department on Saturday.
Irene Mahoney, a public information officer of the Mesa Police Department, says that the driver hit the boy after driving away from a home and may have also backed over the child. The specific location of the accident is currently not available.
Per officials, it is still unknown if impairment was a factor in the auto accident. No charges are currently filed.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim and his family.
Arizona has seen a year-over-year increase in auto accidents involving fatalities and injuries. Since 2016, there has been a steady increase in fatalities specifically from auto accidents, according to a recent report from the Arizona Department of Transportation. And now that the summer season is here, more traffic is on the roads, meaning more dangerous auto accidents for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
These auto accidents can cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, attorneys can help victims and families get the fair compensation they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families get justice. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free, no-hassle consultation for legal aid today.
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