Phoenix, AZ (September 25, 2019) – A man struck by a car near 52nd Street and Greenway Road early Tuesday has now died, according to Phoenix police.
Per information from authorities, the 69-year-old man was seriously injured after being struck near the 52nd Street and Greenway Road intersection. He was rushed to the hospital via ambulance by Phoenix emergency medical technicians, where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.
Another pedestrian walking with him, a 69-year-old woman, was also injured and transported to an area hospital. However, further details on her condition are not available.
Phoenix police officers say the driver involved in the accident remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment. Authorities are continuing to investigate the wreck.
We offer our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
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. Pedestrians who are struck by drivers are often left with severe physical and emotional trauma. 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.
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