Phoenix, AZ (January 31, 2020) – Three people were injured, two of them critically, after a pedestrian accident on Thursday evening in Phoenix.
According to authorities from the Phoenix Police Department, the pedestrians were injured in the accident while standing at a north Phoenix bus stop. Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said that the collision occurred around 6:45 p.m. near East Greenway Parkway and North 27th Street. Officers say that a 22-year-old woman driving a 2016 Volkswagen GTI tried to make a left turn from 27th Street heading east, failed to yield the right of way, and as she was completing the turn, collided with a 2008 Nissan Altima driven by a 56-year-old woman.
The driver of the Nissan veered to the right, left the roadway and collided with the three pedestrians waiting at a bus stop on the south side of the road.
The pedestrians, a 24-year-old man, a 46-year-old man, and a 17-year-old boy, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, said Thompson.
The driver of the Nissan was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims in hopes of a quick recovery.
Over the last several years, there has been a growing trend in pedestrian crashes nationwide, especially in Arizona. According to recent numbers released by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there have been nearly 1,000 incidents in the state since the start of this year alone.
Oftentimes, these crashes result in serious, sometimes fatal consequences. Victims who sustain injuries in these collisions through no fault of their own may be left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. But those affected can contact an accident attorney in Phoenix to safeguard their legal rights after a wrong-way accident.
Our accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience in helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from critical collisions. Contact our attorneys in Phoenix at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about safeguarding your legal rights in the aftermath of a pedestrian 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.
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