Phoenix, AZ (June 20, 2019) – Phoenix Police were called to the scene of a pedestrian accident that took place at the intersection of Pima Street and 7th Avenue and led to critical injuries.
Police claim that the accident took place on Tuesday when a 72-year-old man was crossing the intersection and was suddenly struck by a female driver in her pickup truck. At the time, she had been traveling southbound on 7th Avenue going into the intersection.
Eyewitnesses told police that the woman came to a stop after she struck the man but then got back inside her vehicle and quickly fled the scene. Police later discovered her abandoned vehicle a little while away.
The pedestrian was immediately taken to the hospital with serious injuries and is still listed in critical condition to this day. Police have since determined that the pickup truck had been loaned to a friend at the time of the crash.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
We would like to extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the party who has been critically injured in this accident.
Pedestrian accidents are no stranger to Arizona roads; in fact, Arizona has been deemed to have the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the entire country. In 2016, for instance, it has been recorded that 197 pedestrian fatalities took place. Thousands more will be injured every year due to the negligence of parties who are not driving with care around these vulnerable parties. In the blink of an eye, significant harm can result in an Arizona pedestrian accident, which is why it is imperative to seek the help of an experienced attorney who can assist you and your family in your time of need.
At Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, our dedicated and compassionate attorneys are here for you after you and your loved ones have suffered at the hands of a driver who has acted in a negligent way. Pedestrian accidents are more prone to happening in cases involving drunk driving, distractions, and speeding among many other reasons. These accidents can lead to a wide variety of damages, including permanent injuries that are difficult to recover from. Please contact us for the results you deserve in your claim 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.