Mesa, AZ (January 1, 2020) – A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed in a crash in early Wednesday morning.
According to officers from the Mesa Police Department, the accident happened near 16th Street and Broadway Road just after 3:00 a.m.
Phoenix police say 24-year-old Kelvin Allen was driving a Nissan Pathfinder northbound on 16th Street when he lost control of his vehicle. At that point, it slid off the roadway and killed the 16-year-old girl.
The other passengers in Allen’s vehicle suffered minor injuries. Allen was evaluated, and probable cause was developed that he was impaired, per a report from officers. He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and faces charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault, and endangerment.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
More than 30,000 auto accidents involving injuries occur in Arizona each year. And several of those crashes are pedestrian accidents, where pedestrians are struck and often seriously injured by vehicles. Oftentimes, distracted drivers are responsible for these serious incidents.
Victims who sustain injuries in these collisions are often left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. However, victims and their families can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix for help.
The accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights.
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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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