Phoenix, AZ (October 9, 2019) – A serious pedestrian accident on Tuesday has left a 6-year-old boy critically injured.
According to a report from the Phoenix Police Department, the accident occurred at 75th Avenue and Thomas Road just before 8:00 p.m. Police said a pickup truck driven by a 23-year-old man was traveling southbound and entered the intersection when the light turned red. At that time, a 21-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman, and a 6-year-old boy entered the crosswalk.
The truck then collided with the three as it proceeded through the intersection. Phoenix paramedics transported the 6-year-old boy to the hospital via ambulance in critical condition. The man was also hospitalized in critical condition, while the woman remains in serious condition.
Officers said that the truck driver stopped and stayed on the scene. He was evaluated and determined not to be impaired. However, the Phoenix Police Department is continuing to investigate the wreck.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families. We hope for a full recovery for all three victims.
An average of 1,500 pedestrian-involved accidents occurs in Arizona yearly, leading to more than 100 deaths statewide. Furthermore, statistics show that pedestrians are more vulnerable to critical injuries or even death as a result of these crashes.
From long-term physical issues and medical costs to job loss or death, these serious incidents have tragic consequences for both victims and their families. But those affected by pedestrian accidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help. In some cases, a lawyer can help victims seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our car accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free 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.
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