Phoenix, AZ (January 18, 2020) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department are investigating a deadly crash that occurred Friday involving a motorized scooter near 3rd Street and Bell Road.
The accident took place around 6:00 p.m. when 72-year-old Boruch Pinkhasov was riding his motorized scooter on Bell Road. Pinkhasov was crossing mid-block when he was struck by a Dodge pickup truck. Pinkhasov was taken to a local hospital by Phoenix EMTs and was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the truck, a 26-year-old woman, stopped and remained at the scene until officers arrived.
The investigation remains ongoing, but authorities say that the driver was not impaired at the time of the accident.
Our condolences go out to Boruch Pinkhasov’s family at this time.
According to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, one pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States after the collisions. Furthermore, Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians. There has been a 35 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities in the past 10 years.
Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are often left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. Victims may succumb to their injuries in the aftermath of pedestrian accidents, leaving grieving families to pick up the pieces. However, the victims and families affected by these accidents can seek legal aid from a skilled personal injury lawyer.
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. 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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