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Phoenix, AZ – One Dead and One Critically Injured After Motorcycle Accident at 24th Drive

Phoenix, AZ (June 28, 2019) – On June 26th, late Wednesday night, a motorcycle accident killed one and seriously injured another person.

One motorcycle rider is dead and another is critically injured after the hit-and-run auto accident. Authorities investigated the crash scene for several hours, and the intersection of 24th Drive and Thunderbird Road was closed for most of the night and into Thursday morning.

According to officials, a 58-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were on a motorcycle, preparing to make a left turn, when they failed to yield to oncoming traffic as the traffic light turned yellow. The motorcyclists were struck by a 2005 Toyota Tacoma headed eastbound around 8:47 p.m. at the intersection.

The pickup stopped and observed the collision before leaving the area eastbound.

Both motorcycle riders were taken to a hospital where the driver, later identified as 58-year-old James Hawking, died. The passenger, a 50-year-old woman, is still in critical condition.

Officers obtained license plate information from the pickup truck and made contact with the vehicle owner, who told police that his vehicle had been stolen.

The crash remains under investigation.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victims of this motorcycle accident and their families.

Motorcycle Accidents in Arizona

According to a recent Arizona Department of Transportation report, the state has seen a steady increase in fatalities from auto and motorcycle accidents year over year. Now that summer is here, more traffic is on the roads, meaning more dangerous auto accidents, especially those involving motorcycles.

These dangerous motorcycle accidents can cause tragic, unforeseen consequences for victims and their families. But victims can contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, motorcycle accident attorneys can help victims and families get justice and fair compensation.

Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 and schedule a free consultation today to learn more.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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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