Peoria, AZ (August 10, 2019) – A deadly pedestrian accident closed Loop 101 northbound at Peoria on Saturday morning, August 10th.
According to officials, L-101 was closed for several hours as Peoria Police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety investigated a deadly pedestrian crash, which occurred shortly before 1:00 a.m. on the stretch of highway in Peoria, also known as the Agua Fria Freeway. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, though the pedestrian’s information has not been released. It is unclear how the pedestrian entered the roadway or if the driver will be charged.
Information released by the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that Phoenix has seen a considerably higher rate of pedestrian fatalities, exceeding the national average. In fact, deadly accidents involving pedestrians in Phoenix have risen by nearly 125% over the last 10 years.
The nature of pedestrian accidents means that the victims often suffer serious long-term injuries, costly medical bills, and job loss or even death. But victims and their families can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our wrongful death attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Contact our skilled accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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.