Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Crash at N 81st AveArizona Legal News
Phoenix, AZ (November 21, 2019) – A 28-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she was reportedly struck by three vehicles while crossing the street near North 81st Avenue and West Indian School Road on Tuesday evening.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, police responded to the intersection around 6:00 p.m. A witness told police the pedestrian was struck by three vehicles but could not give a description of the first vehicle. Detective Luis A. Samudio, a Phoenix police spokesman, said that investigators only have the one witness statement, and no other witness has come forward to confirm a description of the first vehicle.
Authorities said that the second vehicle, which also fled the scene, was described as a newer model truck, possibly a Chevrolet. Samudio said the driver of the third car that hit the woman remained on the scene. That driver struck the pedestrian while she was already on the ground, realized he hit someone and pulled over.
The victim of the hit-and-run accident remains in critical condition at this time, and the accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Crashes in Arizona
There are several hit-and-run occurrences in Arizona every year. In fact, recent data indicate that 800,000 hit-and-run collisions happened throughout the country every year, many due to unlicensed, intoxicated, or otherwise reckless drivers. When an injurious or fatal collision has been caused by negligent drivers, they may flee the scene to avoid legal repercussions.
Oftentimes, hit-and-run accidents mean catastrophic consequences for victims and their families. When a victim suffers from long-term physical problems, financial difficulties, and even job loss or worse, they should speak with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Arizona. A skilled attorney can help victims and their families after they’ve suffered in a wreck that occurred through no fault of their own.
Our attorneys at ELG Law are fully committed to helping those who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver. Thanks to years of experience, our accident attorneys have what it takes to secure the highest amount of compensation possible for you and your family. Our lawyers go above and beyond in securing the settlements that victims and their families deserve. If you have been harmed by an at-fault party, please contact us for legal advice and a no-hassle, free consultation at (623) 562-3838.
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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.