Phoenix, AZ (January 15, 2020) – A pedestrian lost his or her life after a crash involving a pickup truck on Thursday morning.
According to information collected at the scene from the Phoenix Police Department, the accident occurred near Central Avenue and Broadway Road, and the pedestrian was hit while crossing the street around 5:00 a.m.
Police told ABC15 a second truck may have also struck the victim at the scene, but both drivers stopped after the collision. Impairment is not believed to be a factor for the drivers involved in the crash, though the investigation is ongoing.
The victim has not been identified at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Arizona has had the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country in 2018. And in 2016, for the first six months of that year, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 residents, reporting almost 200 pedestrian deaths by the end of that year.
It’s clear that fatal pedestrian crashes are all too common. And these serious incidents can result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. From long-term physical problems and medical bills for victims to emotional trauma or financial difficulties for grieving families, pedestrian accidents result in devastating, unforeseen circumstances. However, victims can contact an attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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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