Phoenix, AZ (September 9, 2019) – Phoenix police officials have released further details after a crash left one woman dead late Saturday night.
Just after 11:00 p.m., Simone Denise Regina Lewis, 18, was hit by a Chevrolet truck at the intersection of 40th Street and McDowell Road. Phoenix fire rescue and paramedics were on the scene and transported Lewis to a local hospital via ambulance, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Investigators with the Phoenix Police Department say that the man was impaired and cited for DUI, though excessive speed was not a factor in the crash.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Simone Denise Regina Lewis at this time.
Arizona roads are among the deadliest in the nation for pedestrians, with the country’s second-highest rate of pedestrian fatalities per capita in the first half of 2018. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association’s preliminary data, the Grand Canyon State had already reported nearly 130 pedestrian deaths from January through June.
From medical costs and long-term health issues to even job loss for victims, pedestrian accidents can wreak havoc on victims and their families. Those affected are especially vulnerable when these incidents occur due to the negligent actions of other drivers. However, victims and their families can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to fighting for victims and their families, ELG Law’s wrongful death attorneys have years of experience and knowledge and have helped numerous victims get the compensation they deserve after an accident. 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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