Phoenix, AZ (October 5, 2019) – Northbound Interstate 17 was shut down Saturday night after a pedestrian was struck and killed.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, the incident occurred near the Glendale Avenue exit. Officials from the Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed that all northbound lanes were blocked by the collision and that traffic was being rerouted while police investigated the fatal accident.
It is unclear if the driver involved stayed at the scene, but it appears that paramedics pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. No further details about the incident have been released.
The accident remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Statistics show that more than 1,500 pedestrian-involved crashes happen in Arizona yearly, leading to more than 100 deaths across the state. And due to the nature of these pedestrian accidents, victims are more vulnerable to critical injuries or even death.
From long-term physical issues and medical costs to job loss or death, these accidents have tragic consequences for both victims and their families. But those affected by pedestrian accidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek the fair compensation they deserve from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience fighting for victims and their families and seeking fair compensation for those affected by accidents. Contact our car accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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