Phoenix, AZ (November 28, 2019) – A man has died after being struck by at least two vehicles while walking in the emergency lane of the eastbound Loop 202 in Phoenix late Wednesday night.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, officials received reports of a man walking in the left emergency lane of Loop 202 near 40th Street around 11:00 p.m. Troopers were informed soon after that the man was hit by multiple vehicles and by the time troopers arrived at the scene, he was dead.
The eastbound lanes of the Loop 202 were closed until 2:00 a.m. at the mini-stack interchange, blocking access from Interstate 10 and State Route 51, according to DPS officials. Police are still investigating the crash and have not released details about the victim or the vehicles involved. Police further commented that this is the third fatal pedestrian accident in this area in the last few weeks.
Our condolences go out to the deceased victim’s family.
Per the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. Furthermore, Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians, with a 35 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities in the past 10 years.
Even when using crosswalks, pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries or death in these car crashes. Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are often 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. A lawyer can help victims and their families safeguard their legal rights after they’ve suffered in an accident through no fault of their own.
When it comes to advocating for victims and their families after a pedestrian accident, ELG Law’s team of auto accident lawyers has years of experience. Our compassionate, skilled attorneys are ready to help you and your family get the justice you deserve after a serious car accident. 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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