Phoenix, AZ (September 3, 2019) – Police have confirmed that a serious accident took place in Phoenix at an unspecified area that could have caused serious injuries to a scooter rider.
A car barreled across oncoming traffic at high speeds on Friday, where it then landed on a sidewalk. The vehicle crashed right through a local bus stop, which put it only inches away from striking a woman on her motorized scooter.
The woman claimed that she heard someone slamming on their brakes and swerving toward her. One person was, however, struck by the vehicle as it almost ran into nearby gas pumps.
The driver remained at the scene and told officers that her brakes went out, causing her to lose control of her vehicle.
Minor injuries resulted, including those to the pedestrian involved. Police did not confirm whether or not there would be charges against the driver.
At this time, the investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian accidents continue to take place across Arizona, especially as more and more decide to utilize walking as a way of getting around from place to place. It is estimated that approximately 1,500 pedestrian accidents take place across the state in just a year’s time, causing over 100 fatalities and many more injuries. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to serious injuries. If you have been injured in a life-changing pedestrian accident, speaking with an Arizona personal injury attorney can help in the midst of your claim.
Our attorneys at ELG Law are experienced and compassionate toward your case and want to offer a helping hand to assist you and protect your rights at this time. If you have been affected by a pedestrian accident and wish to receive compensation against a party who has acted with reckless disregard for your life, please contact us for the help you deserve 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.