Mesa, AZ (July 5, 2019) – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help after a fatal hit-and-run auto accident on late Monday night.
The incident occurred in Laveen, near Mesa at 47th Avenue and Southern Avenue around 10:50 p.m.
According to officials, 27-year-old Millard Gaines was pushing a shopping cart when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. The vehicle did not stop or contact authorities.
Authorities believe the vehicle may be a 1999-2006 Chevrolet pick-up truck or SUV, but the color and model are currently unknown. Based on evidence located at the scene of the auto accident, however, the vehicle should have damage to the headlight, grill and front-end area.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at (602) 876-1011.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim and their family.
According to a recent report released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, there has been a steady increase in fatalities from auto accidents year over year since 2016. And now that summer 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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