Phoenix, AZ (December 28, 2019) – A pedestrian who was killed Friday night after being struck by a semi-truck on Interstate-17 has been identified, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 8:00 p.m. and closed I-17 near Camelback Road for more than an hour during the police investigation. DPS identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed as 56-year-old Jesus Caballero. It’s unclear at this time why Caballero was near the roadway, but it appears that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jesus Caballero.
According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country in 2018. In 2016, for the first six months of that year, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 residents, eventually reporting almost 200 pedestrian deaths by the end of that year.
It’s clear that pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in Arizona. And when it comes to these devastating incidents, victims pay the price. From long-term physical problems and medical bills for victims to emotional trauma or financial difficulties for grieving families, pedestrian accidents result in devastating, unforeseen circumstances for victims. However, victims can contact an attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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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