Phoenix, AZ (July 14, 2019) – Officials are searching for a driver who left the scene of two deadly crashes on Saturday night in Phoenix.
According to Phoenix Police, a man driving a 1997 Lincoln Town Car was traveling southbound in the center lane of 43rd Avenue at a high rate of speed when he hit 17-year-old Nestor Lopez. Lopez was crossing the roadway near Whitton Avenue. After the crash, the teen was transported to a hospital, where he later died.
The Lincoln driver left that crash and then ran a red light two blocks south near Osborn Road when he crashed into another vehicle. The driver of that other vehicle, 28-year-old Edgar Ferral-Lopez, was also taken to a hospital, where he later died.
Another vehicle stopped at the intersection was hit by vehicles redirected from the second crash, though there were no further injuries.
The driver of the Lincoln fled both scenes and has not been found. Officials are still investigating both incidents at this time.
The Phoenix Police Department has asked that any witnesses with information call them or dial Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
Nearly 1,000 fatalities occurred across the state as a result of auto accidents in 2017, capping a 10-year high number for Arizona. Crash numbers for the next year, 2018, followed the same pattern in an overall year-over-year rise. And now that more traffic is on the road this year for summer, the risk of these dangerous incidents increases.
From costly medical expenses to job loss and long-term injuries, tragic consequences are all too common after a serious accident. However, victims and their families can contact a car accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, victims and their families can get justice and fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. 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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