Phoenix, AZ (July 31, 2019) – A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing a Phoenix street on Tuesday night, July 30th.
According to Phoenix police, 61-year-old Ruben Dominguez was crossing the street in a crosswalk near 19th Avenue and Southern Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound. First responders on the scene said that the vehicle reportedly entered the intersection on a green light when the crash occurred. The driver, identified only as a 27-year-old man at this time, stayed on scene and was not injured in the wreck. A 29-year-old passenger was traveling in his car but their condition is unclear.
Officials say that impairment is not believed to be a factor.
Arizona was one of the top five states across the country for pedestrian deaths last year, with Arizona and the four other states accounting for a whopping 46 percent of pedestrian deaths in the United States. And according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), more vehicles are out on the roads this summer, meaning a higher risk of car accidents, namely pedestrian-related accidents.
Due to the nature of pedestrian accidents, victims may suffer long-term injuries, exorbitant medical expenses, and even job loss or death. However, those affected by these dangerous accidents can contact a Phoenix wrongful death lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek justice and fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our car accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families affected by these serious car wrecks. Contact our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation 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.
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