Phoenix, AZ (November 23, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department are investigating a crash that left one man dead.
The incident occurred near the area of 25th Avenue and Greenway Road. According to police, 75-year-old Robert T. Joey was crossing a roadway when he was struck by a 26-year-old man driving a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta sedan. Joey was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Police say that Joey was reported missing by family just before the collision and was last seen walking away from Christown Mall. The driver of the Volkswagen told officers he saw Joey on the roadway just before the crash but was unable to stop or avoid him. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Robert Joey 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 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 wrongful death 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. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian crash or lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, 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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