Phoenix, AZ (June 23, 2019) – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in an auto accident that occurred near 16th Street and East Thomas Road on Saturday, June 22nd.
Officials were on the scene around 11:20 a.m. and discovered the man lying in the roadway.
According to Sgt. Vince Lewis, a Phoenix police spokesman, the man was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The driver remained at the scene after the pedestrian was transported. Neither impairment nor excessive speed appear to be factors in the auto accident, per officials. Further details about the cause of the auto accident are not available at this time, but the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family. We hope for the victim’s quick recovery.
Summer temperatures bring more traffic to the roads, meaning a higher number of serious auto accidents during the season. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, more than 900 deaths and 55,000 injuries occurred as a result of serious auto accidents in 2017 alone. These numbers are part of a year-over-year rise in dangerous crashes, including those affecting pedestrians.
The victims and their families often suffer unforeseen costs, expenses, and tragic consequences after serious auto accidents. But those affected by crashes can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, get the justice they deserve.
Our knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, have years of experience in helping victims and their families get fair compensation after an auto accident. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 for a free consultation and legal aid today.
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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.