Phoenix, AZ (July 2, 2019) – Phoenix Police were called to the scene of a hit-and-run accident that took one life on 23rd Avenue. One man was struck and the driver continued onward after the accident.
Police confirmed that 37-year-old Steven Hoffman, Jr. was walking on the sidewalk at the time when a Ford Expedition suddenly drifted onto the sidewalk and struck him. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver did not stop and continued onward, turning south on 19th Avenue.
Police have not found any other information about the driver and are trying to collect information from those who may have witnessed the accident.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
We would like to extend our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this accident.
The Arizona Department of Transportation noted that the amount of injuries and fatalities involving pedestrians has increased over the past few years. From 2008-2017, pedestrian accidents have increased by approximately 25%, which means that more and more lives are being taken every year due to the negligence of others. If your loved one has fallen victim to a serious pedestrian accident, our wrongful death attorneys are here to assist you.
At Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, our accident attorneys are fully understanding of how overwhelming pedestrian accidents can be and the complex laws that apply to these cases. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads and we want you to understand how supportive we are of you and your family at this time. Please contact us at (623) 562-3838 for more information on how we can help in your time of need.
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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.