Phoenix, AZ (January 31, 2020) – Authorities say that Robert L. Fayette, 62, died after he was hit by a car at the intersection of 23rd Avenue and Bell Road on Tuesday.
Officials say that Fayette was pushing a wheelchair across the street in the crosswalk at the intersection around 6:54 a.m. on Tuesday when a westbound-traveling 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis hit him. A release from the Phoenix Police Department stated that the 77-year-old driver, who police did not identify, remained on the scene.
Fayette was taken to a local hospital via ambulance and was later pronounced dead. Charges for the driver are pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Robert L. Fayette at this time.
According to Arizona authorities, almost 1,000 fatal crashes occurred across the state last year, out of almost 130,000 car accidents total. Furthermore, 1,764 of all Arizona accidents involved pedestrians.
Fatal accidents, especially those that occur as a result of other drivers’ negligent actions, can leave victims’ families in shambles. However, families affected by these unfortunate pedestrian accidents can contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer for help. Lawyers can help families seek the fair compensation and justice they deserve from a wrongful death lawsuit.
The accident attorneys at ELG Law are skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to advocating for victims and their families. Contact the wrongful death attorneys at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation today and learn more about getting the help your family needs in this tough time.
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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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