Phoenix, AZ (November 1, 2019) – A woman was badly injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver early Thursday morning.
Per reports from officers at the Phoenix Police Department, the woman was attempting to cross mid-block on 43rd Avenue near Indian School Road. As she was crossing, she was struck by a car that fled and continued northbound on 43rd Avenue. Phoenix paramedics arrived on the scene to transport the woman to a local area hospital, where she is being treated for life-threatening injuries.
Police don’t know much about the suspect or car but hope to find surveillance cameras in the area. Police also said that there a wheelchair on the sidewalk next to the crash, though authorities don’t know if the woman was in the wheelchair when the crash occurred. She was conscious when police arrived, but she did not give them many details about the crash.
Phoenix has seen a considerably higher rate of pedestrian fatalities than the national average. In fact, fatal accidents involving pedestrians in Phoenix have risen by 125 percent over the last 10 years. And many of these pedestrian accidents are caused by distracted, impaired or hit-and-run drivers.
Due to the nature of pedestrian accidents, victims often suffer serious long-term injuries and costly medical bills, as well as job loss or even death. But those affected by these serious incidents can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our auto accident attorneys at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term. Contact our skilled accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.
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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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