Mesa, AZ (July 20, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car on Saturday evening, July 20th.
According to Tempe police, a 45-year-old man was struck around 6:30 p.m. while crossing Southern Avenue, just west of Rural Road. The man was in a crosswalk but officials say that he was crossing against the light. First responders were on the scene and say that two cars had stopped for the man while he was crossing the road. However, a third car didn’t stop and hit the man, sending him into the car’s windshield.
The man suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
At this time, impairment is not believed to be a factor regarding the driver, though whether the pedestrian was impaired is still being investigated.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
According to a Governor’s Highway Safety Association report in 2018, Arizona had the largest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the nation. The study also showed that for the first six months of that year, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 fatalities per 100,000 individuals. By the end of that year, almost 200 pedestrian fatalities occurred across the state.
Pedestrian accidents often mean tragic consequences for the victims and their families, from exorbitant medical costs to long-term injuries or even death. However, victims can contact a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek their fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims and their families get justice. Contact our auto accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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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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