Phoenix, AZ (December 4, 2019) – A man has died after he was struck by two vehicles while crossing the street on Tuesday night, according to Phoenix police.
Abimeal Avendano Benitez, 28, was walking near Indian School Road, close to 53rd Avenue, around 9:10 p.m. when he was struck by proceeding traffic. Fire officials pronounced Benitez dead at the scene. The drivers of both cars stayed on the scene after the collision. One vehicle was a 2014 Nissan Versa driven by a 19-year-old woman, and the other was a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by a 26-year-old woman traveling with a 22-year-old male passenger.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Abimeal Benitez at this time.
In 2018, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country. And in 2016, for the first six months of that year, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 fatalities per 100,000 residents, going on to report nearly 200 pedestrian deaths per year.
It’s clear that injurious pedestrian accidents, especially those that eventually result in a fatality, are all too common in Arizona. But the victims and their families affected by these accidents can contact an attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation 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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