Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2019) – Authorities in Phoenix are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.
Phoenix Police Department officials were dispatched to the scene of the accident around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. According to official reports, a woman riding a motorcycle was hit by a car near 7th Avenue and Mohave Street. Witnesses told police the car went east on Mohave Street after the wreck to flee the scene, but police say their information helped them locate the car shortly after the accident occurred.
Due to the severity of the motorcyclist’s injuries, the hit-and-run driver will be booked for aggravated assault. Police officials say investigators are looking at impairment as a possible factor in this wreck, though the accident is still under investigation at this time. The identity of the driver and the motorcyclist have not been released.
Nearly 1,000 fatalities occurred across the state as a result of auto accidents in 2017, capping a 10-year high for Arizona. Many of these accidents were caused by hit-and-run drivers, who are more prone to leave the scene after serious property damage, injuries, or even fatalities.
From costly medical expenses to job loss and long-term injuries, tragic consequences are all too common for victims after a hit-and-run crash. However, victims and their families can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, a skilled lawyer can help victims and their families seek justice and fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident lawyers at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. If you’ve been affected by a serious accident that occurred through no fault of your own, it’s important to speak with a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney. Contact our skilled accident attorneys at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free 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.
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