Phoenix, AZ (November 18, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department say that a man and his dog were struck and killed by a car on Monday morning.
Per police reports, the crash closed Thunderbird Road from 24th Drive to Interstate 17 while authorities investigated. According to officers, the man and dog were in the crosswalk when they were struck by a westbound car. Phoenix EMTs arrived at the scene shortly after the crash occurred to transport the man to the hospital, but he later succumbed to his injuries. The dog was dead at the scene.
Police are investigating the crash, but the victim has yet to be identified. No other details were released.
Our condolences go out to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
Over the last several years, the rate of deadly pedestrian crashes has increased nationwide and throughout the state. In fact, nearly 1,600 pedestrians were struck and killed in Arizona between 2010 and 2018, primarily in large cities like Phoenix and Tucson. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation data, authorities are still seeing a year-over-year rise in fatal pedestrian accidents.
When it comes to deadly pedestrian accidents, grieving families are left to pick up the pieces. Oftentimes, victims’ families are plagued by exorbitant medical costs, financial difficulties, and emotional trauma. However, those affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled wrongful death lawyer. A knowledgeable lawyer can help victims safeguard their legal rights in the aftermath of a crash and seek compensation to cover the costs associated with losing their loved ones.
ELG Law’s team of accident lawyers has years of experience advocating for victims and their families after injurious or deadly pedestrian accidents. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are waiting to help you after you’ve suffered the tragic consequences of an accident that occurred through no fault of your own.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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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