Phoenix, AZ (November 26, 2019) – The eastbound lanes of the Loop 202 in Phoenix were closed for several hours on Tuesday night after a pedestrian was struck and killed.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the deadly collision happened near 40th Street. DPS has not released any information about what caused the collision but said that the eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed from the Mini-Stack to 40th Street for several hours while police investigated and cleared the wreckage. Details about the victim have not been released, though it appears that they were pronounced dead at the scene.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
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.
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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