Phoenix, AZ (July 7, 2019) – A Valley family is seeking information after a deadly auto accident last Tuesday.
Steven J. Hoffman, 37, was hit and killed by a driver who drove onto the sidewalk and fled the scene, according to Phoenix police.
The incident occurred near 23rd Avenue and Dunlap Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Hoffman was reportedly walking east on the south sidewalk when a Ford Expedition, which was traveling east, drifted onto the sidewalk and hit him.
Police say that the driver of the Expedition failed to stop and continued east, turning south on 19th Avenue.
Hoffman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Officials say that those with information about the incident or the dark-colored, possibly green, Expedition should contact police at 602-262-6151. Those who would like to remain anonymous should contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.
According to a recent report released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, there has been a steady increase in fatalities from auto accidents year over year since 2016. And now that summer is here, more traffic is on the roads, meaning more dangerous auto accidents for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
These auto accidents can cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, attorneys can help victims and families get the fair compensation they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families get justice. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free, no-hassle consultation for legal aid today.
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