Scottsdale, AZ – McKenzie Portugal Struck & Injured in Scooter Crash at Camelback RdArizona Legal News
Scottsdale, AZ (November 3, 2019) – A woman was hit and seriously injured by a car while riding a scooter on Halloween.
According to officers from the Scottsdale Police Department, 21-year-old McKenzie Portugal was riding her scooter at the intersection of Goldwater Boulevard and Camelback Road in Old Town. Portugal says she had a green crosswalk and was crossing when a black sedan turned left and struck her.
A witness driving by stopped and called 911, but the suspect who hit Portugal was gone. The description of the car is vague, but witnesses and police officers say it’s a black sedan, possibly a Cadillac or Buick, low to the ground with chrome detailing.
Following the crash, Portugal stayed in the hospital for several days. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash and have not located the hit-and-run vehicle. Any person with information on the suspect vehicle should call the Scottsdale Police Department.
Our thoughts are extended to McKenzie Portugal in hopes of a fast recovery.
Scooter and Bicycle Accidents in Arizona
According to local authorities, scooter accidents have reached triple digits in metro Phoenix, as well as other high-population areas across the state. In fact, many cities have approved regulations for dockless bicycles and shared electric scooters, including licensing fees and a cap on the number operated at any given time.
However, these incidents are still on the rise statewide. And when scooter accidents occur, they’re more likely to involve hit-and-run accidents. After these incidents, victims are left with high medical costs, long-term physical problems, and emotional trauma. That’s why it’s essential for victims and their families to speak with an Arizona personal injury attorney in their time of need.
Our attorneys at ELG Law have extensive experience and are fully committed to helping victims seek the justice they deserve. If you have been injured in a collision through no fault of your own, contact our accident lawyers at (623) 562-3838 for more information. Our skilled, compassionate lawyers are ready to help you and your family safeguard your legal rights following an accident.
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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.