Phoenix, AZ (January 17, 2020) – A man in a wheelchair died on Friday evening after he was hit by a truck in north Phoenix.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, the incident occurred just after 6:00 p.m. near Third Street and Bell Road. Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said that the man, who was not identified by police, was crossing Bell Road in a wheelchair when he was hit by a Dodge pickup truck. It’s unclear what direction the pickup truck was traveling at the time, Thompson said.
A woman who was driving the pickup truck remained at the scene. She was not identified by police but did not appear to be impaired. The accident remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
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. 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. Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are often left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma.
Furthermore, victims may succumb to their injuries in the aftermath of pedestrian accidents, leaving grieving families to pick up the pieces. 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 auto accident lawyers has years of experience. 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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