Phoenix, AZ (January 1, 2020) – Police say a woman has died after she was struck by a red-light runner on Tuesday night.
Phoenix police officers responded to the intersection of 32nd Street and Washington Street around 10:00 p.m to investigate reports of a two-car collision, per reports from Phoenix police spokeswoman Mercedes Fortune. Police say an airport shuttle was traveling northbound on 32nd Street when it was struck by a red-light runner traveling eastbound on Washington.
The driver of the bus, a 39-year-old man, and one passenger, a 74-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. The victim, a 75-year-old woman who was struck and seriously injured, was transported to the hospital but later pronounced dead.
The 49-year-old driver of the other vehicle, a pickup truck, remained at the scene and was transported to the hospital, Fortune said. Impairment and failure to stop at a red light are said to be factors in the crash, though the accident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
In 2018, Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. And in 2016, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people for the first six months of that year, going onto record nearly 200 pedestrian deaths for the year.
These serious incidents can result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. 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. 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.
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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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