Phoenix, AZ (July 12, 2019) – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Thursday morning, July 11th.
The incident occurred near McDowell Road and 52nd Street around 12:06 a.m. Jordan Maxie, 19, was struck by an unknown vehicle at the intersection, according to Sgt. Maggie Cox, a Phoenix police spokesperson.
Maxie was transported to a local hospital, where he died. The vehicle fled the scene, and neither the suspect nor the vehicle has been located.
According to officials, evidence at the scene indicates that the vehicle involved was an older model, possibly a maroon 2007 Toyota Scion.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and asked anyone with information to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. To remain anonymous, contact Silent Witness at 480-948-6377, or 480-837-8446 for Spanish.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jordan Maxie at this time.
In 2018, Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. And in 2016, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people for the first six months of that year, going onto record nearly 200 pedestrian deaths for the year.
These serious incidents can result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. However, victims can contact a personal injury 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.
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