Phoenix, AZ (January 2, 2020) – A car struck a 16-year-old boy after he pushed three younger girls to safety in a Phoenix crosswalk on Wednesday night.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, the group was walking in the crosswalk shortly before 8:20 p.m., traveling eastbound on Roeser Road at Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. While they were crossing, a Dodge Challenger failed to stop and struck the teenage boy, said Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson.
The 16-year-old boy saw the approaching Challenger and pushed the three other children out of the way. He was able to save three girls, ages 4, 11 and 12, from injury. Though one of the girls was still struck, she was not injured.
The 16-year-old boy was taken to a hospital via ambulance with serious injuries, Thompson said.
The Challenger’s driver, a 20-year-old man, told police he believed he had a green light when he entered the intersection, making a left turn and then driving through the crosswalk. He remained at the location following the collision, and impairment does not appear to be a factor, but the investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
The victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer tragic, unforeseen circumstances. Due to the nature of these accidents and the vulnerability of victims, they may experience long-term physical issues, high medical costs, and even job loss or death. Furthermore, the pedestrian fatality rate of Phoenix has been significantly higher than the national average over the past several years. In the last 10 years alone, fatal accidents involving pedestrians over Phoenix have risen by 125 percent.
But those affected by these serious incidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our accident and wrongful death attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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