Phoenix, AZ (November 20, 2019) – A westbound light-rail train hit and injured a pedestrian on Wednesday morning near 50th and Washington Streets.
According to Valley Metro officials, the accident occurred before 8:00 a.m. and resulted in delays in both directions. The pedestrian’s injuries were not life-threatening, said Sgt. Maggie Cox, a Phoenix police spokeswoman, but they were transported to the hospital via ambulance. It is unclear how the accident occurred, though officers from the Phoenix Police Department are continuing to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a quick recovery.
Per a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. And Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians. In fact, Arizona recorded 1,764 motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians in 2018, continuing an increasing trend in recent years. According to data released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, the number of crashes involving pedestrians overall has risen by more than 1,000 between 2016 and 2018.
Furthermore, these accidents often result in more serious injuries. Victims may be left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of lawyers are ready to advocate for you and your family after you’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of your own. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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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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