Phoenix, AZ (January 30, 2020) – Phoenix police say a man died on Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian accident.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, 34-year-old Michael Phillips was standing on the sidewalk near Bell Road and 42nd Avenue when it appeared he was having a medical event. A 55-year-old woman pulled over in her 2004 Buick Sedan but forgot to put her car in park. At that point, it proceeded to roll over Phillips.
Phillips was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead. The woman, who is unidentified, remained at the scene and didn’t show signs of impairment.
Police say the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death, and the accident remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of Michael Phillips at this time.
The victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer tragic, unforeseen injuries. Due to the nature of these accidents and the vulnerability of victims, they may experience long-term physical issues, high medical costs, and even job loss or death. Furthermore, the pedestrian fatality rate of Phoenix has been significantly higher than the national average over the past several years. In the last 10 years alone, fatal accidents involving pedestrians over Phoenix have risen by 125 percent.
But those affected by these serious incidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident and wrongful death attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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