Phoenix, AZ (November 2, 2019) – A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car in west Phoenix on Saturday evening.
According to reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the collision happened near 51st Avenue and Camelback Road around 4:20 p.m. Police say that the 30-year-old man was crossing in the crosswalk on Camelback Road when he was struck by an SUV traveling north on 51st Avenue. Phoenix paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the crash occurred to transport the man to a local area hospital.
The driver of the vehicle remained at scene and impairment does not appear to be a factor, though the driver was operating their vehicle without a license, per information from the Phoenix Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune. The driver will be issued a citation for driving without a license in addition to other traffic violations, said Fortune.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Per the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States as a result of collisions. Furthermore, 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.
Even when using crosswalks, pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries or death in these car crashes. Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are often left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can help victims and their families safeguard their legal rights after they’ve suffered in an accident through no fault of their own.
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. Our compassionate, skilled attorneys are ready to help you and your family get the justice you deserve after a serious car accident. 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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