Phoenix, AZ – Bogdan Pop Arrested in Injurious Crash at Union Hills DrArizona Legal News
Phoenix, AZ (March 4, 2020) – A Surprise man has been arrested after he allegedly crashed his car into a parked pickup truck, pinning a man between the vehicles and crushing the victim’s legs.
Bogdan Pop, 31, now faces one charge of felony aggravated assault. According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, the incident happened on the evening of February 27. Authorities say that Pop was driving down a residential street near 51st Avenue and Union Hills Drive in northwest Phoenix when he collided with the back of a parked pickup truck.
The 19-year-old victim was sitting on the back of the truck, waiting to unload some furniture. His legs were hanging off the back of the tailgate, and the collision pinned the victim between Pop’s car and the pickup. The young man’s legs were crushed, and the victim sustained life-threatening injuries due to the severe amount of blood loss. Hospital staffers say the victim’s right leg was completely crushed and that the left leg sustained a slightly less-severe injury.
Doctors were able to save the victim’s leg from amputation, but his recovery and rehabilitation will likely be a long and difficult process.
The police report states that Pop’s preliminary breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of .184, well above the legal limit of 0.08. Pop was booked into jail with a bond set at $35,000.
Police closed the intersection of 51st Avenue and Union Hills Drive during their investigation.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Injurious Car Crashes in Arizona
The latest accident report from the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that the state had more than 130,000 accidents in 2018. Unfortunately, countless injuries resulted from these wrecks. In fact, at least 37,000 of the accidents involved at least two seriously injured victims requiring medical care or hospitalization.
Oftentimes, wreck victims must document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take time from work. They may even have to deal with lost wages or job loss. But victims and their families can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
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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.