Phoenix, AZ (July 29, 2019) – Officials have released a video and more details on Sunday, July 28th, after a motorcycle accident that occurred earlier this month in West Phoenix.
Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a driver who hit and dragged a stalled motorcyclist around 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of 27th Avenue and West Earll Drive on July 10th.
According to authorities, the pickup truck driver intentionally hit the 57-year-old motorcyclist, dragged the motorcycle and the man into the intersection and then left the scene, traveling northbound on 27th Avenue.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a gray 1998 or 1999 Toyota Tacoma TRD with a black bed liner, double cab, and possible front end damage.
Witnesses or anyone else with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle crashes accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities across the country in recent years, with the number of motorcycle crashes more than doubling since the mid-1990s, according to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, statistics show that one in seven motor vehicle deaths across the country occurred on a motorcycle.
Victims and their families may suffer tragic, unforeseen circumstances after a motorcycle accident, including long-term injuries, costly medical bills, and even job loss. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, get the justice they deserve from a personal injury or death lawsuit.
Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families who are affected by serious wrecks. Contact our accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today.
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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.