Mesa, AZ (October 19, 2019) – A toddler was transported to the hospital after a near-drowning in Mesa on Saturday.
According to officials from the Mesa Police Department, the incident occurred at an apartment near Dobson and Baseline Roads. Police say that the 2-year-old child was found in a pond area and first responders began life-saving measures as soon as they discovered the toddler. When EMTs arrived on the scene, the child was taken to the hospital.
The child’s condition is unknown at this time.
No other details have been released, but authorities are still investigating the accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a quick recovery.
Because of the warm, dry weather in Arizona, many residents have their own pools and most commercial properties have a water feature. And statistically, those who live near water or have exposure to pools are more likely to experience drowning resulting in injury or death. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for toddlers and preschool-aged children, with several victims drowning in circumstances caused by negligence.
Statistics show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown each year countrywide. When young children encounter unfenced pools or ponds on another individual’s property, they may fall in and drown. These drowning accidents can result in tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families.
But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents due to the negligent actions of other parties
ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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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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