Mesa, AZ (January 17, 2020) – Officers from the Mesa Police Department are searching for a driver believed to have run over and killed a man during a road-rage incident last weekend.
Police referred to the incident as a hit-and-run homicide and said that it occurred just after 8:00 p.m. on January 11th at 825 S. Alma School Rd. near Southern Avenue, Detective Brandi George said.
The accident started as a road-rage incident in which a man exited the vehicle and was run over by the suspect, George said.
The man who died was in his early 20s but was not identified by police. The vehicle involved was described by police as a white 2003 Dodge quad-cab pickup truck with Arizona license plate CK14318.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
With nearly 55,000 injuries and more than 1,000 fatalities from car accidents reported last year, serious crashes are on the rise in Arizona. Since 2016, the Arizona Department of Transportation data shows that the risk of these dangerous accidents has increased. Furthermore, many of these accidents are caused by road rage, impairment or some other form of driver negligence.
Injury accidents mean unforeseen, often tragic, consequences for victims and their families, including high medical costs and long-term injuries or even job loss. However, victims and their families can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek their fair compensation from a personal injury or death lawsuit.
Our vehicle accident lawyers at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families. Contact our skilled personal injury attorneys at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation for legal aid today.
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