Phoenix, AZ – Man Hit & Killed in Crash at 23rd Ave & Bell RdArizona Legal News
Phoenix, AZ (January 29, 2020) – A man pushing a wheelchair was hit and killed after a crash in north Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
Per reports from officers with the Phoenix Police Department, the crash occurred near 23rd Avenue and Bell Road before 7:00 a.m. The traffic signal reportedly changed while a man pushing a wheelchair was crossing the street and a westbound-traveling vehicle, driven by a 77-year-old man, struck the pedestrian.
The victim, a 62-year-old man, was pronounced dead at a hospital after transport. The driver remained at the scene of the crash and police do not believe impairment was a factor in the accident at this time.
The crash is still under investigation, and police say that charges are pending.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Nearly 1,000 fatal crashes occurred across the state last year, out of almost 130,000 car accidents total. Furthermore, 1,764 of all Arizona accidents involved pedestrians.
Fatal accidents, especially those that occur as a result of other drivers’ negligent actions, can leave victims’ families in shambles. However, families affected by these unfortunate pedestrian accidents can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer for help. Lawyers can help families seek the fair compensation and justice they deserve from a wrongful death lawsuit.
The accident attorneys at ELG Law are skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to advocating for victims and their families. Contact the wrongful death attorneys at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about getting the help your family needs in this tough time.
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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.