Phoenix, AZ (December 19, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department identified a woman killed in a collision on Wednesday in south Phoenix as 32-year-old Irma Pedroza.
Authorities say that the collision happened shortly after 1:00 p.m. near Seventh Avenue and Alta Vista Road, just south of Southern Avenue. It appears that Pedroza was driving southbound on Seventh Avenue in a 2009 Infinity G37 when she was struck by a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser that didn’t completely stop at a stop sign at Alta Vista Road. The driver of the PT Cruiser then attempted to cross Seventh Avenue, police said Thursday.
According to police, the PT Cruiser was driven by a 79-year-old man, however, his name was not released. He was not injured in the collision, per reports from police.
Following the crash, Pedroza’s Infinity rotated into the northbound lanes of Seventh Avenue where she was struck again on the passenger side by a northbound 1995 Peterbilt dump truck, according to police. The dump truck, driven by a 71-year-old man whose name was not released, also struck the PT Cruiser. That driver wasn’t injured in the collision.
No additional details were provided by police on Thursday, though the accident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Irma Pedroza.
Multi-car accidents in Arizona are all too common, with almost 127,000 collisions taking place in 2018 alone. In fact, the rate of injurious wrecks, as well as collisions involving multiple vehicles, has increased over the last 10 years.
After a multi-vehicle crash, the stresses for all involved are exacerbated. Oftentimes, victims and their families must deal with insurance companies, long-term injuries, emotional distress, and financial difficulties. Occasionally, victims may succumb to their injuries, leaving grieving families to pick up the pieces. However, those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer and learn more about protecting their legal rights and seeking justice after a multi-car crash.
ELG Law’s auto accident attorneys have years of experience and knowledge when it comes to fighting for victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of their own. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to help you get the justice and fair compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered due to the negligence 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.
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