Phoenix, AZ (July 6, 2019) – A young girl has died after sustaining injuries in a hit-and-run auto accident in Tolleson on Friday night, July 5th.
According to Tolleson police, the incident occurred around 10:00 p.m., when 28-year-old Arturo Perez was driving near 91st Avenue and Interstate 10 and collided with another vehicle.
Perez reportedly left the scene of the crash but was located by officers on foot.
The driver of the other vehicle and a 7-year-old female passenger were taken to local hospitals, but officials said the 7-year-old girl later succumbed to her injuries at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The driver’s information and condition have not been released.
After the auto accident, Perez was booked into the Avondale Jail and is facing charges of aggravated assault, DUI, manslaughter, and hit-and-run.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victims and their families.
According to a recent report released by the Arizona Department of Transportation, there has been a steady increase in fatalities from auto accidents year over year since 2016. And now that summer is here, more traffic is on the roads, meaning more dangerous auto accidents for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
These auto accidents can cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help. In some cases, attorneys can help victims and families get the fair compensation they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families get justice. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free, no-hassle consultation for legal aid today.
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