Scottsdale, AZ (January 16, 2020) – A man has been arrested after crashing into a shopping district area in Scottsdale on Sunday.
The allegedly impaired driver reportedly drove through Scottsdale Galleria, plowing through barricades, hitting police and pedestrians, and eventually going airborne after crashing through a bike rack. The driver, later identified as 27-year-old Andreas Deshawn Braggs, reportedly admitted to drinking two alcoholic beverages to officers before the crash occurred. As the officers were speaking with him, Braggs allegedly put his car in gear and took off, nearly hitting the two officers and striking at least one pedestrian.
Officers screamed for people to get out of the vehicle’s way as his car traveled through the Galleria. Following the crash, Braggs was reportedly found in an alley trying to run away. He later surrendered to officers after they drew their tasers, police say. Scottsdale EMTs arrived at the scene to treat victims and said that no serious injuries were reported.
Braggs has been charged with multiple counts of endangerment and unlawful flight.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their families in hopes of a fast recovery.
According to local authorities, pedestrian accidents have reached triple digits in metro Phoenix, as well as other high-population areas across the state. And oftentimes, these serious crashes are the result of distracted or impaired driving.
After these pedestrian 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.
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