Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Driver Charged in Fatal Accident at 35th Ave & Bell RdArizona Legal News
Phoenix, AZ (December 27, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department are seeking criminal charges after a north Phoenix crash that left an 18-year-old man dead.
Police say that they will submit charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and endangerment to the county attorney at the conclusion of the investigation. A department news release stated that the 18-year-old man was identified as Jonathan Marroquin.
On Thursday morning, the 25-year-old male driver of a 2013 Dodge Avenger was traveling west on Bell Road and sped into the intersection at 35th Avenue, colliding with an eastbound 2005 Ford Mustang that turned left in front of him at the intersection. That collision caused the Avenger to spin and drift several hundred feet onto a sidewalk, hitting four pedestrians, including Marroquin.
Both drivers were uninjured in the crash, and neither driver was found to be impaired, but Cox said that speed appears to be a factor for the driver of the Avenger.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Jonathan Marroquin at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Across the country, one pedestrian is killed every two hours due to accidents. Arizona is at the top of the list of deadliest states for pedestrians. In 2018 alone, Arizona reported 1,764 pedestrian-involved motor vehicle collisions, continuing an increasing trend in recent years.
Victims may be left with exorbitant medical costs, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma as a result of these severe accidents. 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. Our compassionate, skilled lawyers are ready to advocate for you and your family after you’ve suffered in a crash that occurred through no fault of your own. 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.