Phoenix, AZ (December 17, 2019) – An off-duty Phoenix police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday, police say.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, the crash happened around 11:00 p.m. near 95th Avenue and Cardinal Drive in Glendale.
The officer killed in the crash has been identified as 25-year-old Blake Newman. Police said that Newman was transported to a local area hospital after the accident, where he later died from his injuries. Authorities have not released details about the other driver involved in the crash, though they say that they are still investigating at this time.
Our condolences are extended to the family of Blake Newman.
In 2011 alone, it was reported that approximately 3,058 motorcycle accidents took place in Arizona. In fact, numerous fatalities and injuries were reported in the last year, with crash statistics stating that nearly 15 percent of highway deaths occurred due to motorcycle accidents.
Oftentimes, the nature of these wrecks means that victims and their families experience tragic, unforeseen consequences. Long-term physical problems, costly medical bills, and even job loss or death may result from a motorcycle crash. Those affected by these injurious or fatal motorcycle wrecks should contact a Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer for help.
If you have been injured in one of these serious accidents, it’s important to have a skilled, compassionate personal injury attorney on your side.
At ELG Law, our knowledgeable attorneys have the experience to help you through this difficult time in your life. You might be feeling alone and helpless in the midst of your motorcycle accident claim, but we are here to help you navigate the aftermath of your accident as smoothly as possible. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (623) 562-3838.
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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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