Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Details Released in Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near 40th StArizona Legal News
Tucson, AZ (November 26, 2019) – Further details have been released in a deadly accident that closed Loop 202 Red Mountain on Tuesday night after a person was struck and killed.
Eastbound Loop 202 Red Mountain was closed at the Mini-Stack interchange due to the deadly crash at 40th Street, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. It was reopened several hours later. A person on the roadway was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to information released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. It’s unclear why that person was in the roadway or whether impairment or speed were factors in the collision, and no identifications have been made at this time. The investigation remains ongoing.
We offer our condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
One pedestrian is killed every two hours as a result of car accidents nationwide, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. And Arizona tops the list when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. In fact, authorities say that there has been a 35 percent rise in pedestrian deaths over the last 10 years across the state.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries or death, even when they’re following traffic laws and using crosswalks. From high medical costs to long-term physical problems and lost wages, pedestrians suffer greatly after these crashes. 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 car accident lawyers is aggressive and knowledgeable. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about getting the justice you deserve after an accident.
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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.